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Drop the Charges Against Carrington Keys of Dallas 6

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Carrington Keys is the last of the Dallas 6 and faces serious bogus charges of assault.  Thanks to the men’s determination and the active backing of supporters, the prosecution failed to win a conviction for anything but a few misdemeanors in its expensive six year criminal pursuit of the men, finally dropping riot charges against the remaining three last April.  They are now trying to make an example of and retaliate against Carrington who has two active civil judgments against DOC staff, including the father in law of DA Stefanie Salavantis.  Your support is needed now more than ever to bring this to a close and win a victory for all of the Dallas 6.  


This Dallas 6 case began because of an April 29, 2010 peaceful protest against illegal and inhumane and tortuous conditions created by the Department of Corrections’ prison guards in the “hole” at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas PA (SCI Dallas), including food starvation, mail destruction, beatings, medical neglect, use of a “torture chair” and deaths of various prisoners.  After guards tortured fellow prisoner Isaac Sanchez in a “torture chair” overnight and threatened several Dallas 6 members with death, these men decided that they didn’t want to suffer anymore. Covering their cell door windows with bedding, the prisoners demanded that the abuse stop, and requested access to their counselors, state police, the District Attorney and the Public Defenders’ Office. They had no access to telephones or computers and their incoming and out-going mail was being destroyed to undermine their ability to expose the corruption.

 Rather than investigate or attempt to resolve the issues which occurred for over a year prior to April 29, 2010, prison officials staged an armed assault against the unarmed men, who were all locked inside of their individual cells, viciously attacking them with electro-shock shields, tazers, fists, and pepper-spray. While all of the guards involved in the incident admitted that they did not suffer any injuries, members of the Dallas 6 were left bloody, naked, with burnt skin, in pain.

 Following the assaults, several Dallas 6 members were transferred to other prisons. Hundreds of documents were generated, including specific claims of misconduct alleged against the Dallas 6. Not once was the word “riot” mentioned. After civil actions and other complaints were filed against prison guards and officials regarding the events, the prison, state police, and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office formed an alliance to bring criminal charges against the Dallas 6.  They have broken the law to pursue bogus charges, cover up their crime and carry out a personal vendetta.  These are the individuals who should be on trial not Carrington Keys.

 The Dallas 6 are Andre Jacobs, Anthony Kelley (released), Carrington Keys, Anthony Locke, Duane Peters and Derrick Stanley (released).

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