Important: Please do not mention anyone’s name on the inside when asked how you know about the attack. You do not have to give your name either.
Yesterday, two guards at SCI-Fayette in PA had a calm, compliant man in handcuffs. They punched him in the pack of the head, body slammed him, and threw him in the hole. All of it went down in front of cameras and an entire block of witnesses.
Akil Johnson needs medical care and immediate release from the hole. The two officers who did this–CO Williamson and CO Lacey--deserve to be fired immediately. At the very least, they must be suspended, investigated, and disciplined. At the absolute least, they must never be permitted to be on Akil’s block again.
Today we are calling to voice these demands, and to remind PA-DOC and its racist, violent guards that we see them.
Please call SCI-Fayette and ask for Superintendent Mark Capozza: 724-364-2200
And PA-DOC Deputy Secretary for the Western Region Trevor Wingard: 717.728.4122 ext 4123
Here is a sample script you can use:
“Hello, my name is _______. I am calling to express my concern for the well-being of Akil Johnson, who was attacked yesterday by two COs. Akil needs real medical care, and he should be immediately release back into general population. I am also calling to ask what, if anything, will be done to COs Williamson and Lacey, who attacked Akil while he was handcuffed on camera? [They’ll deflect and say they do not know, etc]. Both COs should be suspended or terminated, or at least disciplined and separated from Akil.”
Thank you to everyone who can call in. When we stood up for our comrade Andre at Smithfield last summer, we got him released and transferred. We can do this again for Akil.
Outside comrade IJ