Jail Reflections

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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Carmen Trotta, Reflections on Release, June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

My Dear Friends & Family, As many of you have probably heard, I am OUT of prison and overjoyed for it! That said, I am not, however, OUT & ABOUT. Currently, I’m on a strict home confinement. I cannot leave the apartment I’m in without the permission of a halfway house in the Bronx, under…

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Patrick O’Neill, #7, Wars for Freedom and Other Lies, June 17, 2021

June 18, 2021

“Wars for Freedom and Other Lies” Patrick O’Neill’s Prison Reflections (transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson) June 17, 2021 Fully Vaccinated I just received my second and final COVID-19 vaccination shot after being here for five months. So far…no pain…will keep you posted. The lockdown here at Elkton is far beyond medical necessity, and…

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Clare Grady Update, May 30, 2021

June 14, 2021

Trinity Sunday, May 30, 2021 Dear Friends, Apologies for the long delay in responding to your letters. I have been a bit overwhelmed by mail but also by the categorization of mail – a quick answer, a thoughtful read before answering, a thoughtful read of an article, a newsletter, a book. Reading a book before…

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Martha Hennessy, The Spirit of the Law of Love, June 1, 2021

June 9, 2021

Martha Hennessy #22560-021 Hampshire House 1490 Elm St. Manchester, N.H. 03101 The Spirit of the Law of Love June 1st, 2021 I am now part of a community, a house where I have neither met nor been introduced to anyone other than the intake lady and my case manager. I am into my 6th day…

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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.)