Jail Reflections

Letter from Mark Colville from the Glynn Co. Jail

March 23, 2019

Dear Friends, Greetings and hugs all around! With a grateful heart I commend all who continue to make the sacrifices necessary to keep our doors at the Amistad Catholic Worker open, the kitchen warm, and the table set,especially during these harsh months and under the added strain of my extended absence. For sometime now, I’ve…

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Rattling My Cage (Some thoughts on our upcoming trial)  by Mark Colville

June 26, 2018

[MOTIONS HEARING STATEMENT: First Draft] One of the blessings that has flowed in abundance during this time of incarceration is recollectedness – a mental and spiritual focus which I often find difficult to access with any consistency “out there in minimum security” (which seems an increasingly apt description of U.S. society these days). To repeat…

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Reflection of Gratitude by Clare Grady from the Glynn County Detention Facility

May 30, 2018

Every day I wake up in jail I give thanks. I am grateful to be alive, grateful for every day I wake; able to see, to hear, to walk, to smile, laugh, cry, sing. I give thanks for every meal I receive, every cup of water I drink. I have cried with gratitude with my…

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Clare’s reflection from the Glynn County Detention Facility

May 29, 2018

From Clare Grady, “I am especially grateful for today’s Gospel reading. I feel that I have been living it and I want to share my experience, strength, and hope…MK 10:28-31: Peter began to say to Jesus, “We have given up everything and followed you: Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one…

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Sunday, Post Cards to Bodhi, No. 2 By Mark Colville

May 24, 2018

Luke 1:57-66, 80 When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her. When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call…

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A reflection by Martha Hennessy written just before her release from Glynn county jail:

May 23, 2018

“In southern Georgia it is nearing the end of May and we are approaching the eighth week of incarceration at Camden and Glynn Count jails, following the Kings Bay Plowshares action. I am reading Thomas Merton’s introduction to Alfred Delp’s book “Prison Writings”. Merton writes this piece in 1963, eighteen years after the Nazis executed…

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Sunday,  Postcards to Bodhi, No. 1 by Mark Colville

May 17, 2018

Mark 4:26-34 Jesus said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the…

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Who Should Be Indicted by Martha Hennessy on the Federal Indictment from the Camden County Detention Facility

May 6, 2018

The production and maintenance of nuclear weapons are a conspiracy to create unparalleled omnicidal weapons that violate national and international law. The production and maintenance of nuclear weapons trespasses on sacred Earth through global domination and unleashing illegal wars on small countries. The production and maintenance of nuclear weapons constitutes the depredation of air, soil,…

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Who Should Be Indicted? By Liz McAlister from the Camden County Detention Facility

May 5, 2018

Our country bound itself in 1945 to the UN Charter which rendered nuclear weapons systems criminal by its purpose is to “save future generations from the scourge of war.” It further directed that “all nations shall refrain from the use of force against another nation.” Our country bound itself in 1945 the Nuremburg Principles which…

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A Brief Reaction To Being Charged With 3 Felonies And A Misdeamor By The U.S. Distric Court, Brunswick County Georgia by Mark Colville from Camden County Detention Facility

May 3, 2018

Once again, a federal court has plainly identified itself as another hall of the Pentagon by turning a blind eye to the criminal and murderous enterprise from which the Pentagon has repeatedly refused to desist for the past 73 years. According to international and constitutional law, both of which are binding and superceding law in…

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Sign the Global Petition

This is an urgent 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 (KBP7).

They face 25 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.)