Friday, August 24, 2012

Susan Crane is incarcerated

Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Dear Friends,

After a wonderful Peace Walk, Susan Crane is back at the Federal
Correctional Institution in Dublin, California. I heard from her
earlier this evening, and she is well, and is settling in for her
relatively brief stay

The Walk for Nuclear Disarmament: From Lockheed to Lock-Up was the
embodiment of community. Many people and communities came together to
help plan, provide support and hospitality, and of course WALK. We've
been posting daily at the Disarm Now Plowshares Blog

I won't get into all the details here. The best way to get up close
and personal with the walk is to read the blog posts that started on
August 19th. With photos, reflections from the walkers, video, and
audio from a news broadcast, you can get a real sense of the Peace

Click here to read all the posts on the walk

I know many of you are waiting for Susan's mailing address. I've just

confirmed that she is, indeed, at the FCI Dublin and not at the

adjacent Camp Parks military installation. As Susan said, "I guess

they decided not to put a plowshares activist on a military

base....only makes sense."

Here is the address to which you can address mail to Susan:

Susan Crane 87783-011

Federal Correctional Institution Dublin

5701 8th Street, Camp Parks

Dublin CA 94568

For anyone not familiar with prison mail rules, they ARE strict.

Basically, letters are OK, but not much else. Here are excerpts from

the FCI Dublin Handbook:

Inmates may not receive packages in the mail. A package includes any

box or envelope more than sixteen (16) ounces, that is padded,

reinforced or contains any material other than paper. Unauthorized

packages are rejected at the local Post Office and returned to the

sender marked "Unauthorized Package." The inmate does not receive a

notice the item was refused.

All incoming inmate mail, except "legal mail," is opened by the Mail

Room Officer to inspect for unauthorized items and contraband.

An inmate may receive soft cover publications (paperback books, etc.)

from any source. An inmate may receive hardcover publications only

from the publisher or book club.

I'm sure you get the picture - No files, hacksaw blades, seditious

literature, etc. You can read more (of this exciting stuff) in the

FCI Dublin Admissions and Orientation Handbook

This week's Peace Walk is just a memory now, although our greater walk

together in pursuit of a nuclear weapons free world is very much on

the move. So many people around the country, and around the world,

working on many different, yet connected, issues. The more people

march with us, the more our footsteps are heard. Spread the word -

More and more, people are ready to listen... and get involved. The

time is NOW!


Leonard Eiger

Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (Coordinator)

Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action (Media & Outreach)

Disarm Now Plowshares (Media & Outreach)





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