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Free Jerome Wright Rally
May 23, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Please join us for a rally and press conference (at Lafayette Square, Main & Court Sts, Buffalo) to urge that New York immediately free Jerome Wright from jail and discharge him from parole supervision.
Jerome is an amazing person who has done incredible work in the community, including most recently as an organizer to #HALTsolitary confinement in NY. Yet, right now he is in Erie County Jail on highly suspicious alleged technical parole violations, has been incarcerated for the last 6 months before even having his parole case adjudicated, and faces the prospect of being sent back to prison! Even if all of the charged rule violations were true (which Jerome denies), it is really an outrageous situation, especially because Jerome has been home from prison for 10 years, has had a spotless and exemplary record in that time, has been fully employed and doing such positive work in the community, and has family who is highly dependent on him.
WE NEED YOU: please join Jerome’s family, friends, and community on Thursday to call for Jerome’s immediate release!
Please note that this action in Buffalo is happening in conjunction with rallies and press conferences across the state calling for Jerome’s release!
Please also note that we are not sharing this information on social media and do not want any press to come out prior to the action (because of a media strategy), but please do other outreach to get as many people as possible there on Thursday.