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Alert: USA – Contact ADMAX warden over Imam Jamil's current situation

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Imam Jamil has been placed in “the hole” with no bed and no control over the lights, was strip-searched and had all belongings seized. Please contact ADMAX warden to voice concern.

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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04 March 2009

Alert: USA – Contact ADMAX warden over Imam Jamil's current situation

Contents
1. Summary
2. Background
3. Action required


1. Summary

Imam Jamil has recently, and for unknown reasons, been placed in a disciplinary and solitary confinement facility known as “the hole”. The cell has no bed, no control over the lights, and no shower. He was also strip-searched and his Qur'an and other belongings were seized. Supporters are urged to contact the ADMAX warden to ask why Al-Amin has been placed in the hole, and request that he be returned to his normal prison conditions.


2. Background

Imam Jamil Al-Amin has recently been placed in “the hole”; a disciplinary and solitary confinement facility, also referred to as Special Housing Unit (SHU), in which inmates face even further restrictions. Imam Jamil had already been suffering from continuous 23-hour solitary confinement, simply by virtue of being housed at USP Florence ADMAX, which has also been dubbed the “Guantanamo Bay of the mainland” and “a clean version of hell”. IHRC does not know the reason behind this presumed disciplinary action which has placed him in a cell having no bed, no control over the lights, and no shower. Aside from being strip-searched, his Qur'an and all other personal belongings have been seized.

For further information, please visit the Imam Jamil IHRC campaign page (http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3063) which contains a downloadable report as well as a recent open letter to President Obama regarding the widespread use of 23-hour solitary confinement in US prisons, mentioning specifically the case of Imam Jamil (http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3919).

IHRC asks supporters to contact Warden Ron Wiley, via fax, email, post or telephone to ask why Al-Amin has been placed in the hole, and request that he be returned to his normal prison conditions.


3. Action required

Contact Warden Ron Wiley via fax, email, post or telephone to ask why Al-Amin has been placed in the hole, and request that he be returned to his normal prison conditions. Contact details have been provided below for your convenience.

You will most likely be required to provide Jamil Al-Amin's inmate registration number, which is 99974-555

As always, be sure to be polite and respectful while voicing your concerns.

Warden Ron Wiley
USP Florence ADMAX
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 8500
Florence, CO 81226

Telephone: (+1) 719-784-9464
Fax: (+1) 719-784-5290
Email: FLM/EXECASSISTANT@BOP.GOV


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