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NLG Calls on Atty. General Holder to Grant Compassionate Release to Lynne Stewart

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September 11, 2013

Press release below is also available online at

NEW YORK–The National Lawyers Guild, and several legal and social justice
organizations, today called on Attorney GeneralEric Holder to direct the
Bureau of Prisons to grant compassionate release to Lynne Stewart, whose
medical condition continues to deteriorate. Citing reforms to the Bureau of
Prison’s (BOP) compassionate release program, which Holder announced to the
American Bar Association in San Francisco in August 2013, the letter urges
that the process of consideration be expedited, given that compassionate
release was previously approved by the warden at the Federal Medical Center
at Carswell, where Ms. Stewart is serving her ten-year sentence, and given
that her condition clearly falls within the newly-announced standards for
compassionate release.

During an August 8 hearing, Judge John Koeltl agreed that Ms. Stewart’s
medical condition had seriously deteriorated. The U.S. Attorney did not
refute this…

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Latest from Lynne – September 5, 2013

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… “As The Days Dwindle Down to a Precious Few … September…”  The words of the beautiful old September Song really resonate right now.  As a matter of fact Ralph and I sang a chorus in the visiting room here yesterday.    We are now once again on the wait.  Carswell has my re-application.  Of course it is even more urgent as the prognosis is shortened by Time itself and the progression of the evil disease –the Cancer, that is.  I am engaged in a new chemo and it seems to give me aches and pains and a loss of stamina but nothing terribly debilitating.  Thank goodness.

Because of past experience (all of it !) we are putting into place a plan for local demos/vigils all over the country on October 8, my birthday.  SAVE The DATE.  It will highlight my ongoing fight against the unreasonable prison system and also…

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