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Letter From Daniel McGowan

The following is from a letter that I received yesterday. Daniel sent this
to me and asked me to type up and send out to all his friends and
supporters.
> 12-27-05
> Dear friends,
> Finally, after 20 days, I have the resources to write a thank you. Please
> know that I wanted to write sooner but was hampered by no access to
> commissary + a good ol' case of 'diesel therapy' courtesy of the US gov't.
> Those in charge of Lane County 'Corrections' finally released me from
> suicide watch after 5 days. I guess it dawned on them that I have no
> desire to harm myself or others. I want to thank you all from the bottom
> of my heart for the support + love you've shown not only me - but also my
> incredible family and girlfriend these past couple of weeks. Walking into
> court + seeing that crowd there lifted my spirits as did the 14 letters I
> received my last day at MCC. I've heard of all the letters sent +
> subsequently returned as I bounced from NYC to OK to Dublin + then FDC
> Sheridan. I anxiously await mail call tomorrow as it's the first mail day
> after the holidays! My family has told me about my wonderful friends + the
> website, list serve etc. + I'm overwhelmed with it all. Thank
> you SO MUCH. My thoughts about the prison industrial complex have only
> sharpened in intensity these past weeks + been confirmed by my
> experiences. I will write more about that soon. One of the men who
> arrested me - a Eugene detective in fact, asked me who was going to
> support me, now that I'm in jail? His implication was no one - since I
> have engaged in prisoner solidarity the last 8 years. I think you've
> proven this fool wrong. Please help me continue to prove him wrong. I
> love you all + miss you dearly but I'm confident I will see you all one
> day soon. Thank you for caring about me + what I stand for. Keep
> fighting!
> Love always,
> Daniel
> Lane County Jail, Eugene, OR
>
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Daniel McGowan is an environmental and social justice activist, unjustly
> arrested and charged in federal court. Neither Daniel McGowan, nor his
> support group "Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan" are affiliated with
> any other organization or group and any claim to the contrary is
> speculation and is strongly discouraged.
>
> Questions and concerns can be directed to  FriendsOfDanielMcG@yahoo.com
>
> To get updates on Daniel, subscribe by sending an email to:
>  supportdaniel_announce@lists.riseup.net
>
> Support Daniel on Myspace:
>  http://www.myspace.com/danielmcgowan
>
> Write to Daniel!
>
> Daniel McGowan
> # 1407167
> Lane County Jail
> 101 West 5th Avenue
> Eugene, OR 97401
>
> When writing:
> **DON'T USE NICKNAMES
> **Don't discuss Daniel's pending case.
> **Even if you are a lawyer, don't discuss legal information or offer legal
> advice.
> **Don't discuss any illegal activity.
> **Be Smart - remember ALL mail is read by prison officials.
>
Love you!!! 03.Jan.2006 00:32

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