Russell Maroon Shoatz has been released on compassionate release!

Via Free Maroon Now

Russell “Maroon” Shoatz has been granted a compassionate release by Judge Kai Scott, today, October 25th, 2021. Maroon has been imprisoned for over 49 years and now suffers rapidly deteriorating health due to stage 4 colorectal cancer. His condition is terminal, and now requires palliative care that involves parenteral nutrition through IV, which the PA DOC has neglected to provide. 

Effective immediately, Maroon will be transferred from SCI Dallas to emergency care at an outside hospital. They will evaluate his current state of health and provide the necessary assessments to begin home hospice care. 

This concludes a decades long campaign and is a major victory for the abolitionist movement. We are grateful for the diligent work of Maroon’s family, the Abolitionist Law Center, Reed Smith, and countless friends and supporters. In love, in prayer, in solidarity!
Free Maroon Now Coalition