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Update on Jeff Free Luers in the hole

Update on Jeff Free Luers
Jeff is still in the hole; please continue to write to him! Please see details below.
Jeff Free Luers - Oregon State Penitentiary
Jeff Free Luers - Oregon State Penitentiary
Friends,

We have received some updated information on Jeff's situation. He is still in the hole (solitary segregation). He was given a urinalysis (drug test) and the results were "too clean" so they gave him two more tests and both came up negative for drugs. He has still not had a hearing and his situation has been put "under investigation". At this point he is scheduled to remain in the hole until at least August 20th.

If they find him guilty, Jeff will lose his contact visits for a year. This means he will only be able to see his family and friends from behind glass. And, the visits will be limited to one hour, and may be limited to only a certain number per week. He also faces a $100 fine. His attorney is in contact with prison officials and we will continue to update you as we hear more.

Jeff still needs your letters of support, so please continue writing to him. It takes him a little longer to receive his mail but he is able to receive a stack of letters at a time. He has also requested some reading materials. If you are interested in purchasing a book for him (must by new and mailed directly from the publisher or Amazon.com) please contact us directly for a book title off the list he has requested. We are hoping to have books ordered THIS WEEK (by August 5th).

Jeff may not be able to write back to you, as he has been having trouble obtaining envelopes (and he is not able to receive them from the outside, sorry). So, if you write to him, please remember that you may not hear back but that he still enjoys hearing from you! He also doesn't have access to any addresses from letters he received before being sent to the hole.

If you are interested in donating to his prison commissary fund so that he will have a little money once he gets out of the hole, please send a money order or cashier's check only [absolutely no checks or cash] made out to:
DOC Central Trust For Jeffrey Luers, #13797671
and sent to Central Trust, PO Box 14400, Salem OR 97309-5077.
[On the money order/cashier´s check, write the name and mailing address of purchaser, including city, state, and zip code.The money will be put in Jeff's account upon receipt through the mail. Please do not include any letters or other personal items in the envelope that you use to mail the money order/cashier´s check. Any letters, cards, etc. cannot be accepted and will be returned to the sender.]

If you are looking for other ways to help out, please go to:
 http://freefreenow.org/howtohelp.html
 http://freefreenow.org/donate.html

Thank you to everyone for their continued support!

Jeffrey Luers, #13797671
OSP
2605 State Street
Salem, OR 97310

Friends of Jeff Free Luers (checks for legal defense can be made out to 'Free's Defense Fund' and mailed here)
PO Box 3, Eugene, OR 97440
 freefreenow@mutualaid.org
 http://www.freefreenow.org

homepage: homepage: http://www.freefreenow.org
address: address: Free's Defense Fund; PO Box 3; Eugene, OR 97440

? 02.Aug.2006 23:09

Tom Pain

So, he's in the hole because he *passed* a drug test?!

Yes, let's define what the prison bureaucratic terms mean... 02.Aug.2006 23:16

Pravda or Consequences

A little more info from the defense team is in order here.

Respectfully,

PoC

write to Jeff 03.Aug.2006 05:05

friend

This is all the information there is. Yes, Jeff is in the hole and PASSED his drug tests. The Oregon State Prison is, once again, unfairly targeting Jeff. Please write to him and offer words of support.

Why is Jeff in prison at all? 04.Aug.2006 00:05

flowerbells

There is not any info here at all about why Jeff is in prison. Probably a lot of readers know Jeff's case, but others (like myself) don't -- how about updating us who don't know.

info on jeff from website 04.Aug.2006 04:56

K

by Jeff Luers, posted on www.freefreenow.org

My name is Jeffrey Luers. Most of my friends call me "Free". I have been active since 1996 fighting for a range of issues such as animal rights, gender equality, anti fascism, eco-defense and others. These issues are not separate they are one struggle, one fight. My story is only a small part of a greater whole.

In my lifetime I have witnessed an onslaught against the inhabitants of this world lead by the greed of industrialized nations. It is my belief that the oppression of people is rooted in the oppression and exploitation of nature. A fundamental disrespect for life that began with the conquest of Mother Nature and has lead to the conquest of humankind. I struck back. In an act of resistance designated to raise awareness and draw attention to a problem that affects every human being, every animal, every plant, and every form of life on this planet. I am speaking of global warming, air, soil and water pollution. We are in the midst of a global environmental crisis.

On June 16, 2000 I ignited a fire that would forever change my life. I torched 3 SUV's. I took extra care and used specific fuels to ensure no one would be injured. Approximately 30 minutes after the fire was lit and extinguished, I was taken into custody by 3 undercover agents who had been following me, one of whom I would later learn to be a member of an anti-domestic terrorist unit. I was arrested on Criminal Mischief One,a charge that carries about one year. In the course of one week that charge would multiply into 10 felony counts, including 3 counts of Arson One. Getting to trial took the course of a year. By trial I had accumulated 13 felony counts, now including conspiracy with persons unknown. I was looking at a little over 100 years. I refused to take a deal.

Trial was a joke, literally. We proved evidence had been tampered with, officers had lied and that the prosecutor had manipulated evidence to get a legal search. On top of that the judge refused to allow me to separate the trial. I had been charged with two different fires. Law requires that upon request separate offences must be tried separately. The final blow came when the judge threw out the testimony of my expert witness. In the end I was convicted of 11 felony charges. I was sentenced to 22 years and 8 months. I have no possibility of parole. This is only a summary of events that took place in the course of a year.

For more information contact me directly at:
Jeffery Luers #13797671,OSP,2605 State Street, Salem, OR 97310 or my defense network at Free's Defense Fund, PO Box 3, Eugene, OR 97440.  freefreenow@mutualaid.org

Books 04.Aug.2006 04:58

Thank you!!

thank you to everyone that has responded with interest in buying a book for Jeff. We have been able to fulfill all his current requests.

But Jeff still needs your support in other ways, so please write to him, send money to his prison commissary account, or to his legal defense account. Info about this is in the original post above.

Thank you all so much for your support!

Jeff is a political prisoner! 04.Aug.2006 15:53

flowerbells

Jeff, I'm so sorry -- you are a hero. You are definitely a political prisoner.

Is Amnesty International working with you?