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Author Topic: Giving political prisoners "missions?"  (Read 800 times)

Dave Ridley

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Giving political prisoners "missions?"
« on: October 26, 2009, 12:18 PM NHFT »

I'm putting up a video at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbtIkSP7w5w

describing how our jailed activists might leverage all that spare time they have.  But they may need help from outside.

In summary:  We could give them the tools and info they need to write lots of letters-to-the-editor.  LTE's are an area where we are weak.
 My understanding from six days at Cheshire is that we would need to 
    1) buy selected inmates subscriptions to newspapers (or send them summaries of articles they might want to respond to)
    2) Make sure they have all the info they need to submit the letter ( i.e. the newspaper's LTE rules)
    2) make sure they have money in their commissary accounts to buy stamps and envelopes and pens.  Envelopes/stamps sent to them will be confiscated.
    3) Have someone on the outside they could send the letters to, someone who is willing to re-envelope them and send them out with the inmates actual home address on them.

The other idea is more or less podcasting from jail like Marc Emery.  That would require an NH landline they can call collect, plus someone to record and broadcast the call.

Blogging from jail is already covered to some extent.

A link to *some* paper and pencil games that would at least help them pass the time:
http://www.todaysparent.com/craftsactivities/indoors/article.jsp?content=1151187&page=1

Another thought:  Maybe jailed activists could file audio reports or commentary by phone.  Ideally they would need a land line number they can call collect inside New Hampshire, someone on the other end to record, and someone to air their report. 

How do *you* think we could best help  our jailed activists make the most of their time?  Is there anything *you* can do to make it happen?

« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 12:48 PM NHFT by DadaOrwell »
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Russell Kanning

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Re: Giving political prisoners "missions?"
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 08:14 PM NHFT »

they can tell the guards that they are on a mission sent from Dada
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Re: Giving political prisoners "missions?"
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 06:14 AM NHFT »

I think this is a cool idea.  A way to give selected prisoners something that they can feel like they're doing something worthy of their time, even if it is in prison.

I can't imagine some of the hopeless feelings some might have in there.  This could be a way to give them something to look forward to.
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Kat Kanning

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Re: Giving political prisoners "missions?"
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 09:07 AM NHFT »

Writing articles for NHFP is cool :)  I've really liked the jail articles from Ridley, Russell, Elaine, Jason...
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Re: Giving political prisoners "missions?"
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 09:34 AM NHFT »

I love the idea, and will see about kicking off something today.

And as long as yhou're recommending puzzle sites, this one's my favorite:

http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/

[Full disclosure: I've worked for this company.]
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Re: Giving political prisoners "missions?"
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009, 01:12 AM NHFT »

Great idea.  I volunteer next time i'm in jail.  Put me to work.  I'm a slow worker, but I may be more motivated when I tire of the boredom.   :)
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Re: Giving political prisoners "missions?"
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 07:14 AM NHFT »

Well!.......Get yer Ass arrested!
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Re: Giving political prisoners "missions?"
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009, 10:55 AM NHFT »

I love the idea, and will see about kicking off something today.

And as long as yhou're recommending puzzle sites, this one's my favorite:

http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/

[Full disclosure: I've worked for this company.]

Really! I have spent way too many hours on that site. Now it is a pay site and I thought I would quit, but I think I am too addicted.

Cathleen
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