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Jeff has been held in Grants Pass for over a month. While there, he has
been denied his nursing textbooks and is, in his own words, "very
bored." The hearing on the 15th will be the first time he has seen his
friends and supporters since he was taken into custody on May 18(!) and
our first chance to see him. We really need to PACK THE COURTROOM to
show him how much we appreciate his principled stance against government
repression and the misuse of the grand jury!
The hearing is for his Grumbles motion. This is a motion arguing that
since Jeff will never cooperate with the grand jury the coercive value
of imprisoning him is negated, continuing to hold him becomes punitive
while he has not been found guilty of anything, and thus he must be
After the hearing, there will be another chance to see him and show our
support as they bring him out of the courthouse and load him in the
transport van (whether he gets released or not, they will have to
transport him back to the jail for processing). Bring signs and help us
tell Jeff what a hero he is for standing up!
So that is a week from Tuesday at 11:15 on the 15th, Eugene federal
courthouse. See you there!