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Mark Colville’s Jan. 10 Probation Hearing Postponed

January 7, 2022

Friends, We just got word that the Federal Court in Hartford has suspended in-person court appearances and is holding procedures virtually instead for the time being. Mark has decided that he would like to exercise his right to appear in person before the court and so his court date scheduled for Monday, January 10 has…

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Vigil for Mark Colville’s Probation Violation Hearing, January 10

December 28, 2021

Join us on January 10 at 1 PM for a vigil either in person outside the federal courthouse in Hartford, CT or virtually to support Mark Colville, one of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. Mark is being called back to court because he refuses to submit to drug testing which is one of the conditions…

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Prison Sentences and Home Confinements Completed, November 24

November 24, 2021

Rejoice! All prison sentences are complete. As of yesterday all the KBP7 have finished their home confinement after prison terms. Patrick O’Neill finished his incarceration and removed his ankle monitor last Friday. “At a time when the prospect of climate change imperils our planet,” he wrote in a letter to supporters last week, “the military-industrial…

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Patrick O’Neill’s Incarceration and Home Confinement Ends, November 19, 2021

November 18, 2021

Dear Friends of Peace, By the time you read this my 14-month federal prison sentence will have ended. Friday, November 19 marks the final day of my incarceration. I have a meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday with my new probation officer named Scott. I have no idea what he’s going to say, but my…

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KBP7 Statement on Nuclear Disarmament, October 2021

October 5, 2021

ON NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT OCTOBER 2021 Current world events reveal the nuclear threat to the planet to be growing ever larger. We applaud Archbishop Gallagher, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, in his recent address to the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Plenary session. Commemorating and promoting the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear…

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Mark Colville Released from Prison Today, September 10

September 10, 2021

Mark Colville was released from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, NY on September 10. He had been there for three months. He had served enough of his sentence including time before trial in Georgia county jails to be released without home confinement or time in a halfway house. He was met by Luz, his…

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Patrick O’Neill, Letter from Raleigh Halfway House, September 6,2021

September 7, 2021

PATRICK O’NEILL’S LETTER FROM RALEIGH Halfway House – September 6, 2021 On August 24 I stepped through the gate of Federal “Correctional” Institution Elkton in Northeast Ohio into the loving arms of my wife, Mary Rider. A welcoming committee of Jack and Betsy Williams and Julie Shocksnider invited Mary, me and my friend and chauffeur…

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Patrick O’Neill. Final Prison Letter, August 19, 2021

August 21, 2021

August 19, 2021 At this writing I have 5 days left in FCI Elkton before my transfer to a Raleigh halfway house. While here I have interviewed more than 15 men about their lives and their cases. One man, who turned 30 since he was sentenced, has a 22.5-year sentence — that’s more than 8,000…

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Patrick O’Neill, Gratitude, August 18, 2021

August 20, 2021

Hello Friends, As my transfer date gets closer (Mary picks me up at Elkton August 24 around 9 a.m.) I want to thank all of you who have so kindly supported me and sent prayers of Love for Mary and me and our family over the last 7-plus months. I won’t say this has been…

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Appeal to be Argued Friday, Aug. 13, Clare Grady Released to Home Confinement

August 11, 2021

Appeal to be Argued Friday, Aug. 13, Clare Grady Released to Home Confinement. Friday, August 13 at 9:30 am ET, three KBP7 attorneys will be giving fifteen minutes together of oral arguments before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, GA. KBP7 attorney, Bill Quigley, stated, “The appeal challenges the way the District Court…

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