Jail Reflections

Mark Colville’s Address at Buffalo Peace Center Award, November 2021

August 1, 2022

As this evening approached, I was anticipating feeling what I am in fact feeling now: that tonight I’d be in a place where it would be better to do more…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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.)