Letter from prison

3/24/00 -

I would like to thank all of you for your efforts on my behalf. It is a very rare occurrence for someone to get Presidential commutation of sentence, but I believe that, with your help, we can obtain a commutation. We also need to work on new charges to make sure that they will not cause me to serve any additional time.

Thanks to Athia (Hardt), we are receiving positive national news coverage. In the last couple of days, I was interviewed by the New York Times Magazine and Dateline NBC. I hope and expect both of their presentations will be detailed and will help get out a positive message about my contributions to the community. They should appear around the end of April.

I am keeping as busy as possible, and am trying to be productive. I look forward to the time when I can return to my family and friends so I can resume my efforts for positive social and political advancements.