Campaign Update: Prisoners of Faith (USA): Imam Jamil Al-Amin – Request for Transfer

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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Campaign Update: Prisoners of Faith (USA): Imam Jamil Al-Amin – Request for Transfer

IHRC has been forwarded campaigners replies regarding their letters addressed to Warden Ron Wiley of the ADMAX federal prison which houses Imam Jamil. In light of this, campaigners should be advised of an added letter to the four existing campaign letters for Imam Jamil. The new letter is addressed to the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner James E. Donald. Please find this letter below, along with a link to Imam Jamil’s IHRC campaign page.

*note: Campaigners are asked to continue sending the existing letters found in the Imam Jamil campaign pack, while giving priority to the GDC letter over that addressed to Warden Riley. In addition, please continue kindly forwarding any replies you receive for your campaign letters.

The campaign pack can be found at:
https://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3063

[Name]
[Address]

Date

Commissioner James E. Donald
Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)
2 MLK Jr. Drive, SE
East Tower, Suite 864
Atlanta, GA 30334
USA

Dear Mr. James E. Donald,

Re: Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin 99974555

I am very concerned about the transfer of Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin to the USP Florence ADMAX as well as his 23-hour solitary confinement and treatment therein.

On 1 August 2007, Imam Jamil was transferred from the Georgia State Prison, in Reidsville, to Colorado’s ADMAX Federal facility. Prior to this transfer, Imam Jamil had already filed a list of grievances with the Georgia State Prison, which included denial of religious rights, sexual abuse and being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day.

The transfer to USP Florence, and to a facility which similarly keeps its prisoners in constant 23-hour solitary confinement in violation of the UN Convention against Torture, now places al-Amin thousands of miles away from his legal counsel and family. This was indeed surprising, as neither had his record indicated any institutional behavioural problems, nor had any federal charges ever been levelled against him, begging the question as to why he was been moved to a federal facility. As such, this clearly violates his right to due process of law and procedure. This is moreover shocking in light of his having a pending habeas corpus action in the state of Georgia.

Given that Imam Jamil is not a federal convict, I urge you to see that he is returned to the custody of the Georgia Department of Corrections.

I look forward to hearing from you soon on this matter.

Yours Sincerely,

[Name]

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
Wembley
HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222
Fax (+44) 20 8904 5183
Email: info@ihrc.org
Web: www.ihrc.org