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Tonight Vince is joined by activist and Suicide Girl Rachel Allshiny to talk about her work doing prison support and helping Mark Neiweem, also known as Migs, of the NATO 5. Quick refresher: five activists were arrested days before the NATO summit in Chicago last year and subsequently charged with terrorism. Three remain incarcerated at Cook County Jail, awaiting trial. One accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement and served a sentence of four months in a boot camp for non-violent offenders. He was recently repatriated to his native Poland. The fifth is Mark, who also accepted a non-cooperating plea and is serving two concurrent three-year sentences. With credit for time served and time off for good behavior, he expects parole in November. You can read his comments on his decision to change his plea and his grim experience at Cook County Jail here.
Check out Allshiny's recent blog about her prison support work with Migs here: http://suicidegirlsblog.com/blog/prisoner-support-every-moment-a-crisis-every-moment-a-gift/
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