Take Action: Zolo Azania Denied Work Release!

Dear Friends,

In February 2017, political prisoner Zolo Azania will finally be released from prison. He will have served 35 years, 27 were on death row. During his final year inside, Zolo wants to participate in the Indiana Dept. of Corrections (IDOC) Work Release Program.

As he says: “I want to be moved into some type of viable program so that I can gain additional life skills in preparation for my re-entry into the community.”

The IDOC should grant Work Release to Zolo based on the person he is today, his record of good behavior, his re-entry needs, and Indiana’s commitment to rehabilitation. However, the IDOC has denied Work Release for Zolo, apparently based on the fact that he was convicted of murder--34 years ago. The IDOC ‘s denial of access to Work Release for Zolo is unfair and unwarranted!

PLEASE CALL, EMAIL OR WRITE TO COMMISSIONER BRUCE LEMMON, INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND SAY:
 
    •    Offer Zolo the kind of re-entry plan he deserves: Work Release (WR)
    •    After 34 years Zolo needs WR to gain skills and money necessary for re-entry
(3) Zolo is a model prisoner and has shown a commitment to better himself
(4) Evaluate Zolo based on who he is today, not on his 34-year old conviction
        
       COMMISSIONER BRUCE LEMMON
       Phone: 317-232-5711
       Address: 302 W. Washington St. Room E-334
                 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
       Email: blemmon@idoc.in.gov

Access a form letter you can email or sign and send in at zoloazania.org

To help us keep track of the progress of the campaign, please tell us you contacted Mr. Lemmon. Message us at Chicago Committee to Free Black Political Prisoners on facebook; or zoloazania.org on the worldwide web; or call 773-425-6716.

For more information visit the facebook page or website or call 773-425-6716.

Let’s Win This For Zolo!

Thank You,

Chicago Committee to Free Black Political Prisoners


ZoloAzania.org

Commissioner Bruce Lemmon                                                                       
Indiana Dept. of Corrections
302 W. Washington St. Room E-334
Indianapolis, IN 46204

 Commissioner Lemmon,


In February 2017, Zolo Azania, (registration # 4969), will finally be released from prison. He will have served 35 years, the first 27 years on death row.

 Mr. Azania has a strong desire to participate in the IDOC’s Work Release Program during his final year in prison. But Mr. Azania has been denied participation in the Work Release program apparently because of his 34-year old murder conviction. This is unfair and unwarranted!

 As Mr. Azania says: “I want to be moved into some type of viable program for these last few months so that I can effectively gain additional life skills in preparation for my eventual reentry into the community.”

 I ask that you offer Work Release to Mr. Azania because of the person he is today, his re-entry needs after 34 years in prison, his record of good conduct, and Indiana’s commitment to rehabilitation. I ask that the IDOC reverse its decision to deny Mr. Azania access to the Work Release Program.

 Mr. Azania has been a model prisoner. He has shown a commitment to better himself, taking paralegal and college courses and becoming a self-taught artist and writer.

 Mr. Azania needs to make some money so he doesn’t leave prison penniless and he needs experiences that prepare him for life on the outside. Isn’t this what the Work Release Program is for?

 I urge you to grant Mr. Azania participation in the IDOC Work Release Program.

 

Sincerely,

 

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