There is a new petition for Lynne Stewart to support her re-application for compassionate release. Please go today to this new link to sign the new petition. Your letter will be sent right away to Bureau of Prisons Director Samuels and to Attorney General Holder.
Your action now can lead to her freedom so that she may live out her remaining days with the comfort and joy of her family and those closest to her, including her devoted husband Ralph Poynter, many children, grandchildren, a great grandchild and lifelong friends.
For more information, go to http://www.lynnestewart.org
Write to Lynne Stewart at:
Lynne Stewart #53504-054
Federal Medical Center, Carswell
PO Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127
- Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Charles E. Samuels, Jr.
- Attorney General, United States
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
I join with people of conscience in the United States and throughout the world to urge you to instruct the federal attorney to file a motion recommending compassionate release for Lynne Stewart.
As you are aware, Lynne Stewart is dying of cancer at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell, Texas with a prognosis that gives her less than 16 months to live. Warden Jody R. Upton has forwarded Lynne Stewart’s new application for compassionate release for your consideration with the appropriate medical and probation department documentation.
As delineated in the Federal Bureau of Prisons program statement of August 12, 2013 and as expressed by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. in his remarks of the same day before the American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco, CA., Lynne Stewart meets all the Federal Bureau of Prisons guidelines for compassionate release for terminal medical conditions.
Lynne Stewart devoted her entire professional life to the poor and the oppressed. She worked tirelessly on behalf of impoverished youth as a school librarian in Harlem, New York. Then, as an attorney for over 30 years, she was unwavering as a selfless advocate for her clients.
I, along with people from all walks of life, as well as legal organizations in the United States and internationally, have been moved by the prospect that Lynne Stewart will either perish in prison, or so shortly after release will be on the verge of death that she will be denied the comfort and joy of being with family and those closest to her, including her husband, many children, grandchildren, a great grandchild and lifelong friends.
It is with the knowledge that every moment counts that I appeal to you as Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to act expeditiously to instruct the federal attorney to file the motion with Judge John G. Koeltl of the Southern District of New York with your recommendation for compassionate release for Lynne Stewart.
Ralph Poynter started this petition with a single signature, and won with 28,070 supporters. Start a petition to change something you care about.