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Reflections on Erics trip to FCI Florence’s SHU

Eric wanted to share the cartoon and write-up that landed him a transfer to FCI Florence from Englewood and a charge for assaulting an officer in January of 2017. This cartoon had a name on it that may have rhymed with a certain officer who threatened his children during a visit. This cartoon resulted in his wife and family not being able to speak to him on the phone or visit him for 105 days.…

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Eric Update and Poem from a time in the S.H.U

Last week, Eric was thrown into the hole and his cell was trashed. Among other things, a bunch of letters went missing and were destroyed. He is now out of the hole and  wants to let folks know that if you wrote him in the weeks leading to the 1st of June he lost your letter and that you should reach back out if you would like :). Below is a poem written while EK was…

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Second Annual Int’l Day of Solidarity with EK: His Story

  June 28, 2018 is the second annual International Day of Solidarity with Eric King. June 28th, 2016 was the day that he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Now, two years later, he is able to share his story about the action that got him there. We hope that you will join us in celebrating and showing solidarity for our friend by writing him, sending him books, spreading the word through banner drops…

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EK Statement on Dry Snitching

I had never heard the term ‘Dry Snitching’ before coming to prison, but the concept is very clear, it’s indirect tattling. Dry snitching is telling on someone in an oblique, round about way. That may sound low key or not a big deal, but trust me when I say that dry snitching will get you hurt, it is fucking hell. If you do this, you are ratting. Let’s say you’re not supposed to have pillows…

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“Your Vegan Option is to Take the Meat Off Your Sandwich”

Eric is currently engaged in a long-running fight for adequate vegan food at FCI Florence. Every day there is some degree of struggle with the kitchen staff from the constant dairy and eggs served, the meat on his tray to the guards laughing as he is served soy mush “enjoy your VEGAN slop”. When the facility is locked down or on a holiday schedule prisoners get “sack dinner” which is a bologna sandwich with cheese,…

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EK Statement on Brandon Baxter of the Cleveland 4

“I don’t normally write men political prisoners because I have had bad experiences… but I hear you are safe” I cannot tell you how many letters I get that open this way. Stories of unwanted sexual conversation, requests for photos and attempts to start relationships. It is not difficult to not violate women. I do it every day when responding to letters. A question for men in our community….Why are we being such creeps? I…

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Medical Horrors at FCI Florence

*****We (EK support crew) would like to say this situation is representative of a bigger problem within the BOP. There was recent information that has emerged that shows that the way the BOP is handling the hiring freeze is to have nurses double as cops. To quote Nurse Hendricks “I am a guard first and a nurse second” and THAT is the problem. In the medical field folks are asked to do no harm. Meanwhile…

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Update on Eric After Losing His Brother

Eric suddenly and tragically lost his brother recently.  Grieving the loss of a loved one is tough as it is, but for almost two weeks now Eric has been trying to figure out the best way to mourn the loss of his brother in an already dark place.  While EK is not in the head space right now to be able to respond to the letters and cards he has been receiving he’d like everyone…

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“J. Saunders” a poem by Eric King

Please visit http://www.freehermanbell.org/ to learn more about how you can support Herman Bell J. Saunders beats elderly, defenseless men There isn’t any need or reason to sugar coat it Or spruce it up with bureaucratic jargon ”Used proper force in direction of duty” He took his bigoted fist and smashed them into the face, ribs and head of an elderly revolutionary out of spite and fear and rage Saunders exploited a horrifying power dynamic Just like countless…

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What it looks like to be antifascist in prison

  Below is a statement written by Eric in October: What does it look like to be antifascist in federal prison in 2017? It may not be what you think. If you picture coming into the feds with your fist swinging, taking on every racist, swastika wearing trash you see, that is not a reality. That line of thinking will get us nowhere. Racism at the federal level is very real and played out in…

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