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Helen Woodson's Federal Court File Missing

Helen Woodson's federal court file from Chicago is missing in transit to Kansas City, where Federal Judge Dean Whipple awaits it so he can complete her sentencing for the probation violation resulting from her actions for nuclear disarmament taken last March.
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Helen Woodson's federal court file from Chicago is missing in transit
to Kansas City, where Federal Judge Dean Whipple awaits it so he can
complete her sentencing for the probation violation resulting from
her actions for nuclear disarmament taken last March.

U.S. probation officer Phyllis Pollard in Chicago said she mailed the
file to Kansas CIty on November 21 (a Sunday?), but Kansas City
probation officer Scott Burton reports December 2 that it has not
arrived.

The file appears to be lost, over one week after it should have
arrived if sent by First Class/Priority mail.

Helen asks supporters to again contact the following people, and urge
them to quickly track down and find her Chicago file so that
sentencing can proceed.

Please contact:

US Probation Officer Scott Burton
US Courthouse
400 East Ninth St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-512-1300
Fax: 816-512-1313

Judge Dean Whipple
US Courthouse
400 East Ninth St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-512-5615

US Probation Officer Phyllis Pollard
US District Court
55 E. Monroe St.
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-435-5700

Background:

Helen was sentenced November 24 to 51 months in prison for
five counts of making threatening communications to federal judges
and Air Force personnel, and one count of destruction of government
property. The sentence was at the upper limit defined by the law in
her case. She was also sentenced to 13 months for violation of
probation from the 1984 Silo Pruning Hooks charges, a sentence that
is now mostly complete. Helen reported that she expects an
additional 57 months will be added to her sentence when the Chicago
charges are dealt with, and that with credit for good time, she may
be released in September, 2012.

Woodson's action came last March 11, two days following her
release from federal prison, and involved letters and statements
declaring that the judges who legitimize nuclear war by protecting
the weapons while punishing the resisters have become part of the
weapons themselves.

For more information, contact Jack Cohen-Joppa at the Nuclear
Resister at  nukeresister@igc.org or 520-323-8697.



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