Jail Reflections

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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Out of Egypt I Called My Son, Patrick O’Neill Prison Reflection, July 30, 2021

August 2, 2021

Out of Egypt I Call My Son Patrick O’Neill’s Prison Reflections (Transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson) July 30, 2021 My Time in Elkton is Drawing to a Close July 15: It is 9:00 a.m, and I’m waiting for Rec. As I get closer to leaving Elkton, I am also getting more anxious. In…

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Podcast Interview: What Anti-Nuclear Activist Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ, Sacrifices For His Faith, ADMG, A Jesuit podcast, July 22, 2021

July 27, 2021

What are you willing to risk for what you believe? Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ, is a peace activist and a member of the Plowshares movement, a largely Catholic movement of pacifists that protests nuclear weapons by damaging weapons and military property. He has spent at least a decade of his life behind bars for his…

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Martha Hennessy, Halfway House to Nowhere, July 18, 2021

July 18, 2021

Halfway House to Nowhere My past month was filled with a great spiritual struggle. Thank God for the cell phone that has connected me to my little Lectio group, interviews, and the Catholic Worker Zoom round table discussions. Living with others here is also a special time. Sometimes there is a moment when I catch…

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Mark Colville, The Discernment of Spirits in MDC Brooklyn, July 8, 2021

July 11, 2021

The Discernment Of Spirits, In MDC Brooklyn July 8, 2021 Friends, loved ones all- It is impossible to adequately express my gratitude for the hundreds of beautiful letters I’ve received here during the past month… No, really, it’s impossible. You see, my efforts to answer most of them personally have been hamstrung by a frustrating…

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Mark Colville: For Isaiah on his Graduation, June 15, 2021

June 27, 2021

(The following letter was written by Mark Colville to his son, on the occasion of being absent for one of the biggest days of his life. Mark shares it with his son’s gracious consent.) June 15, 2021 Isaiah… The past few weeks have been such a whirlwind, that I haven’t taken the time to let…

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Podcast interview with Carmen Trotta and Martha Hennessy, Bar Crawl Radio, with Alan Winson, June 22, 2021

June 24, 2021

This is a podcast interview conducted by Alan Winson and Rebecca McKean where Carmen Trotta speaks of his time in Otisville and now under strict home confinement in NYC. Martha tells of her time in Danbury and now the conditions in the halfway house in Manchester, NH where she is currently being held. Mark Colville…

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Martha Hennessy, The World of Fascist Franchises, June 15, 2021

June 23, 2021

The World of Fascist Franchises Martha Hennessy June 15th, 2021 I am now three weeks into my stay here at the Manchester, New Hampshire halfway house. My home confinement is blocked because I’m labeled a violent recidivist by the federal Bureau of Prisons. This morning I was denied my only walk outdoors because I neglected…

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Sign the Global Petition

(The petition has been delivered to the Department of Justice before the trial in October 2019 where the seven were convicted of all four counts. They are now being sentenced. You can still sign to show support, and you'll be added to the mailing list.)

This is a request that you join distinguished citizens of the world including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, other Nobel laureates and many others by signing our global petition to dismiss all charges against the Kings Bay Plowshares 7.

They face years in prison for exposing illegal and immoral nuclear weapons that threaten all life on Earth. The seven nonviolently and symbolically disarmed the Trident nuclear submarine base at Kings Bay, GA on April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (View KBP7 reading their statement here.)