Jail Reflections

Martha Hennessy’s January 21 Report from Danbury

January 28, 2021

Danbury Federal Prison Camp January 21st, 2021 Tomorrow, January 22nd 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons becomes a legally binding document. President Biden, in his inaugural speech yesterday, January 20th, spoke of the challenges our country is facing: massive unemployment, divisiveness, lack of truth telling and clear factual information, pollution, climate collapse.…

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Carmen Trotta’s First Prison Report -January, 2021

January 26, 2021

I am in the “Satellite Camp” of the Otisville prison. I never asked for the camp and I was very surprised that I was assigned there. The camp is a very low security prison, and it has some benefits (this is the prison camp that Michael Cohen spent his limited time in). I think the…

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Carmen Trotta’s Statement For Enactment of Treaty For the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Jan. 22, 2021

January 26, 2021

Carmen Trotta’s statement from prison on the TPNW becoming international law We certainly owe a debt of gratitude to those who conceived and advocated for this international obligation. An obligation, one would think for human beings, for human dignity and our actualization, our destiny. For Americans, the timing of the treaty’s adoption into international law…

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Martha Hennessy – Dec.31,2020 First report from Danbury

January 10, 2021

December 31, 2020 The last day of the year is relatively quiet behind razor wire and chain link fencing surrounding these metal buildings on top of a lovely hill. Three oranges sit on the table as we pass the 17th day of a quarantine here at Danbury Federal Prison. Thank God for some fresh fruit…

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Fr. Steve Kelly’s Message to Oct. 11 Festival of Hope

October 11, 2020

       At the time of this greetings’ composing, Pharaoh is hospitalized with the plague. I’m not gloating although much could be included about karma. This neo-exodus reap-what-you-sow October surprise event should put us on the alert. Not just to be masked and vigilant aboutthe ubiquitous COVID-19,but also about nuclear weaponry and its custody, possession and proliferation.…

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Statement from Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ for Brunswick Festival of Hope, Oct. 20,2019

October 21, 2019

In her distillation of years of sobriety Annie Lamott writes in Traveling Mercies “Courage is fear that has said it’s prayers”. Claiming inspiration from Isaiah 2: 4 and Martin Luther King Jr., seven ordinary people overcame their fears of risking their liberty and loss of good name to embody conversion – from materialism, militarism and…

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Fr. Steve Kelly’s message from jail to NYC Festival of Hope, September 29

October 8, 2019

It is my privilege to greet and thank you as you gather. I write in relay like a tenuous voice in the wilderness, as I’m among the wilderness of the incarcerated two and a quarter million folks comprising the human warehouses in the empire. It is resistance jailed, a price exacted by an empire, and…

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Mark Colville’s Statement on Returning Home, October 7

October 7, 2019

Hello friends! It is so good to be home. Deep thanks to all of you who have been wishing and praying and hoping me here all this time, and for the great outpouring of affection that has accompanied me back to New Haven.       The court’s granting our motion for release without ankle…

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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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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.)