Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Eddie" Conway

Marshall E. Conway #116469
Jessup Correctional Institute
PO Box 534
MD. 20794

Partnership for Social Justice [http://www.freeeddieconway.org/psj.htm]
The Partnership for Social Justice (based in Baltimore, Maryland) originated to free Marshall “Eddie” Conway, a political prisoner serving his 35th year in a Maryland prison. In 1970, Mr. Conway was charged with killing a Baltimore police officer, convicted and sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison. Like so many other victims of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO), Mr. Conway, a former leader of the Baltimore Black Panther Party, was targeted for his political and social activism and work in the community. COINTELPRO supposedly disbanded in 1971 and was declared illegal by a the US Senate Church Committee in 1976, but its victims remain jailed, many without the possibility of parole.
Members of the Partnership for Social Justice are currently lobbying the Congressional Black Caucus to call for a congressional investigation of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program. In conjunction with this legislative effort, members of PSJ regularly organize fundraisers and rallies to heighten community awareness around Eddie Conway's case and fund the campaign to win a new trial for Mr. Conway.
 While working in support of Mr. Conway and other victims of COINTELPRO, PSJ also offers support to local community efforts that aim to bring justice to the this city. The group is focused on building a critical mass of concerned citizens and voters that will fight for justice around various issues that Mr. Conway organized around in the 1960’s and continues to organize around today from behind bars. They include the criminal in-justice system, housing, education, and healthcare.

Emory Douglas

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