UPDATE: Chris Beaten by Guards; next hearing August 8th

We have gotten word that Chris has been severely beaten by prison guards. Sometime in the past week, Chris was pulled into a room by 2 prison guards who handcuffed his arms behind his back and used their batons, fists, and boots to beat him for an extended period of time. They also used pepper-spray at point blank range for several minutes while holding his eyes open. This was done in response to Chris not tucking in his shirt, supposedly.

This is unacceptable. Although incarceration is always terrible, we find this type of treatment to resemble torture.

Chris is in need of solidarity. Please write him letters of support and encouragement. It is probably best not to mention the beating in the letters because he may not receive them if you do.

Christopher French
2012-0522081
P.O. Box 089002
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Furthermore, any gestures of solidarity could greatly lift Chris’s spirits.

Chris has another hearing on August 8th. If you are anywhere near Chicago, please consider attending. The location of the hearing, unfortunately, will not be released until the last minute – according to Chris’s legal counsel. Please check back for more updates as they come in.

 

 

 

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One Response to UPDATE: Chris Beaten by Guards; next hearing August 8th

  1. junkyard says:

    As of about 9 p.m. Wednesday (8/8), Chris is out.

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