Excerpt from recent letter by Sean Swain:
"Good news: Jesse Williams, North Regional Director of the ODRC, who authorized the illegal monitoring of my mail, has been fired. Warden Terry Tibbals was relieved as ManCI Warden yesterday (the guy who requested the illegal monitoring).
News break: in post escape investigation, it was found that $130,000 is missing from the ManCI budget. The OSHP sought maintenance supervisor Jim Miracle for questioning. At his house they found the trailer for a missing gator (golfcart vehicle) from ManCI. Miracle is M.I.A.
A few days later, Major Ralph Harr was arrested, scapegoated by Warden Tibbals. To save his own ass, Harr turned over on Tibbals. I'm certain that Harr will be an awesome witness when this goes to trial.
Lt Dahlby is gone from R.I.B. Re- assigned.
See that in the rearview mirror? That's a pile of corpses, the careers of fascists.
We did that."
More about Sean Swain...
Update #1: Sean has been approved for transfer to level 5 supermax
and according to officials at ManCI he's "#1 on the list to go" but
according to the ODRC website, he is still at ManCI. We expected Sean to
be transfered to level 4B in Lucasville. Sean has faced two conduct
reports for the same incidents. It appears they approved the transfer on
the basis of the first conduct report, which recommended level 5, and
was thrown out / redone by ODRC legal counsel Trevor Clark because it
"relied too heavily on Sean's ideology" I'm paraphrasing that quote,
rather than citing the actual letter because i'm hundreds of miles away
from Sean's legal work and because...
Update #2: SeanSwain.org mysteriously went down following the posting
of "Days of Teargas, Blood and Vomit" (see full text of that here).
We're investigating to make sure this wasn't an accident or coincidence,
and hope to have the site back up, in some form, soon.
Update #3: The ManCI mailroom is acting up worse than ever. Mail from
publishers / distributors appears to be thrown in the trash with no
notice of witholding (a violation of prison rules) and personal letters
from some people are returned with messages written on them by Sean. So
they show / hand him the envelope but won't let him open it. We're not
really sure exactly what is going on with that, but it seems like
sending sean lots and lots of mail to swamp the facists in the mail room
is a direct way to intervene in the situation. Calling and complaining
is another option.
So, please, write Sean a letter. In fact, write him lots of letters.
Put 5 pages of whatever nonsense you want in each envelope. Include 3
photographs and 3 embossed envelopes, if you'd like. Humor is an
important part of resistance for Sean, so write him jokes, tell him
funny stories, write short plays for two actors to perform from the
other side of a steel door so he and Blackjack can entertain others on
the range. Obviously don't write about illegal stuff you've done or
wanna do, but do write fun epic accounts of illegal stuff you've heard
about via the grape vine, or dreamt about last night, or sent him
print-outs of anonymously posted communiques or report-backs.
Write Sean at
PO BOX 788
Mansfield OH 44901
Call ManCI and ask them to please nicely follow their own rules and stop torturing our friend: 419-526-2000.
Push zero and either ask to be connected to the warden or the mail room.