NATO 5 prisoner Mark “Migs” Neiweem has been in solitary confinement (the hole) at the Pontiac Correction Center for three months. Mark was found in violation of two departmental rules: possessing gang symbols, and possessing “written material that presents a serious threat to the safety and security of persons or the facility.” Prison authorities employed a jailhouse snitch in their effort to make their case against him. The inmate informant asked Mark about his beliefs and reported to prison authorities that he was attempting to recruit other prisoners to “be part of a collective.”
Mark’s lawyers are pursuing legal avenues to appeal these charges and his sentencing. Mark has been seperated from other inmates before but thanks to outside pressure his privledges were resoted. To help Mark to get out of solitary confinement call S. A. Godinez, Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections, at (217) 558-2200 and Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois, at (217) 782-0244 and ask to speak with them. Ask them:
Why is Mark Neiweem being held in solitary confinement for his
Why is Mark Neiweem being punished for having literature that was
approved by the Pontiac Correctional Center mail room?
Why is Mark Neiweem being treated like a gang member for his political
Why is Mark Neiweem still being held behind a steel door within
solitary confinement, despite no record of violence?
Why is Mark Neiweem being denied access to resources for his upcoming
release, including the GED class he enrolled in and the Narcotics
Anonymous meetings he voluntarily attended?
Remove Mark from solitary now and uphold his parole date of November 12!
Pontiac Correctional Center
PO Box 99
Pontiac, IL 61764
Mark has plenty of books but has requested photos, zines, essays, and news articles (preferably positive ones). All of the above should be printed on regular computer paper with no staples, stickers, or tape.