Eric has been moved to USP Lee- please make calls and send emails today!

Wednesday May 4th

Despite claims by the Bureau of Prisons that Eric was not designated to USP Lee made to supporters this last week, Eric was moved yesterday from USP Atlanta holding facility to USP Lee. This move happened despite the fact that Eric should not have a maximum management variable on him and should be housed at a low or medium security prison.

It is imperative that we put pressure on the Bureau of Prisons and notify U.S. Senators and Congressional Reps about this today. Please urge the BOP to redesignate Eric to a low or medium security prison ASAP. They are already aware of threats made by white supremacists and long-term placement in the SHU is not an acceptable alternative to going into general population at USP Lee and being attacked by white supremacists.

Please make calls, send faxes and emails today to help keep Eric safe.

TALKING POINTS FOR PHONE CALLS AND VOICEMAILS:

Eric has no pending charges, criminal history or disciplinary sanctions qualifying him for maximum security;

Eric was found not guilty March 18, 2022 for assault on federal officer and merely wants to finish his original sentence as smoothly as possible as he’s due for release December 2023;

Eric being placed in segregation is not a guarantee for safety due to a history of being attacked by white supremacists in segregation;

Eric has filed grievances to address his improper designation for maximum security and the threats made to him by white supremacist gangs at USP McCreary, USP Atlanta and USP Lee are documented;

Eric, his family and legal team need proof he does not have an improper management variable and will be properly designated based on his actual security level of medium/low

CONTACT INFORMATION:

USP Lee
Main public contact: [email protected]
Warden Breckon: [email protected]
Assistant Warden Streeval: [email protected]
Phone: 276-546-0150
Fax: 276-546-9115

Designation & Sentence Computation Center 

email: GRA-DSC/[email protected] 
Phone: 972-352-4400 
Fax: 972-352-4395 

Mid-Atlantic BOP Regional Office 
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 301-317-3100 
Fax: 301-317-3119 

BOP National Office 
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 202-307-3198 

BOP Director Michael Carvajal

Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Email: [email protected]

BOP Mid-Atlantic Regional Director James Petrucci\
[email protected]

Judiciary subcomittee that oversees the Bureau of Prisons and sentencing:
https://judiciary.house.gov/subcommittees/subcommittee/?SubcommitteeID=14927

Links to find your State’s Representatives:

House of Representatives: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
Congress/Senate: https://www.congress.gov/members/find-your-member

Virginia Senators to Contact (USP Lee Jurisdiction)

Tim Kaine 
Email: https://www.kaine.senate.gov/contact/share-your-opinion 
Twitter: @TimKaine 
Phone: (202) 224-4024 

Mark. R Warner
Email: https://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactPage 
Twitter: @MarkWarner 
IG: https://www.instagram.com/senatorwarner/ 
Phone: 202-224-2023 

VA Congress

Morgan Griffith
https://morgangriffith.house.gov/contact/contactform.htm
Twitter: @RepMGriffithAbingdon
Phone: (276) 525-1405
540-381-5671
(202) 225-3861

Missouri Senators (Eric’s original sentencing district)

Josh Hawley
https://www.hawley.senate.gov/contact-senator-hawley
Office: 202-224-6154
Twitter: @HawleyMO

Roy Blunt
https://www.blunt.senate.gov/contact/contact-roy
Phone: (202) 224-5721
Twitter: @RoyBlunt

Missouri Congress and Members of House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security; Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Cori Bush
Phone: (314) 955-9980
Phone: (202) 225-2406
Twitter: @coribush

DRAFT MESSAGES / TEMPLATES 

To whom it may concern,  

I am writing about my friend who is a prisoner in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. His name is Eric King, inmate number 27090-045. He was recently found not guilty on all counts at a trial in the U.S. District of Colorado. Eric was moved from FCI Englewood and was transferred from a private facility, Grady County Jail in Oklahoma, to USP Atlanta, where he was put on a bus yesterday and is now at USP Lee.  

I am writing because I believe Eric is in danger at USP Lee. He is scheduled to be released from prison in December 2023, and wants to avoid anything that would infringe on this release date. 

There is an active threat against his life. A few years ago, before being sent to Colorado, Eric was held in the Segregation Unit at USP Lee for approximately two weeks. Before that, at USP Atlanta, a white supremacist gang member told him he would be killed at USP Lee if he was released into general population. This was documented at USP Lee. Eric was originally transferred to USP Lee and Atlanta under the US Marshalls after he was attacked by white supremacist gangs at USP McCreary.

It is imperative that Eric not be put in harm’s way. The Bureau of Prisons knows this and there is established case law regarding the BOP sending someone into dangerous and life threatening scenarios. See Fitzharris v. Wolf, 702 F.2d 836, 839 (9th Cir. 1983); Gullatte v. Potts, 654 F.2d 1007, 1012-13 (5th Cir. 1981); Roba v. U.S., 604 F.2d 215, 218-19 (2d Cir. 1979). 

Additionally, Eric is in this situation because of a bogus maximum management variable on his security profile. This has him erroneously being sent to a facility beyond his actual security level. He has no pending charges and no incident reports. He has no criminal history or disciplinary sanctions qualifying him for placement at a maximum security prison. He intends to be released to Colorado to live with his wife and his two children in just over a year. We need proof to Eric, his family and legal team the management variable is removed so that he can be sent to a medium- or low-custody prison close to home and begin preparing for release. 

I am afraid for my friend Eric’s life, and I am asking that you intervene with the Bureau of Prisons and ask them not to send Eric King into harm’s way by sending him to USP Lee. 

Please help my friend.

Sincerely, 

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