PLEASE ….. Release Lynne Stewart! … and the clock ticks on!

‘Our sister Lynne Stewart is dying’

by on June 21, 2013                      


Ralph Poynter at the White House
Lynne Stewart’s husband Ralph Poynter (c) at the White House this week

On Wednesday night at Cooper Union in New York, hundreds gathered to honor former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden’s courageous acts, and emcee Debra Sweet brought up the situation of Lynne Stewart, the radical human rights lawyer now serving a ten-year sentence in Texas on charges that she aided terrorists.

Lynne Stewart is dying. Our sister Lynne Stewart is dying. You all know who she is. Her husband is in front of the White House– Ralph Poynter, carrying out a protest.

Stewart, 73, is suffering from advanced cancer; and the prison she is in cannot treat her appropriately. The warden has reportedly authorized her release nearly two months ago, but federal higher-ups are not acting on the recommendation.

Many have appealed for her compassionate release, including Dick Gregory and others outside the Bureau of Prisons three days ago, and the Lawyers Rights Watch of Canada, which writes:

The Warden’s recommendation of 26 April  2013 and documentation have been fully vetted by the Federal Bureau of  Prison. Urgently needed medical treatment arranged at Memorial Sloan  Kettering Cancer Centre in New York will begin immediately on Ms  Stewart’s release.

Inexcusable delays, denials and inappropriate delivery of medical  treatment while in prison have worsening Ms Stewart’s health to the  point where further delay may result in death

Friends have undertaken another protest at the White House beginning Monday. From their flyer

Lynne Stewart’s health is in rapid decline.  We must take collective action creating a highly public presence in Washington, D.C. 

A Compassionate Release was recommended months ago by Warden Jody R. Upton, under whose watch Lynne has been incarcerated at Carswell Federal Prison. Compassionate Release papers remain sitting on the desk of Director, Charles E. Samuels, Jr. of the Federal Bureau of Prisons waiting to be signed.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons is under the political leadership of Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama.   

Lynne’s life hangs in the balance.  

What will we do? 

On Monday, June 24, 2013 at the White House, we will gather to continue “a long vigil for a long struggle” calling for Lynne Stewart’s release.   It is urgent that we stand along side Ralph Poynter, Lynne Stewart’s husband, demanding that Lynne Stewart be granted Compassionate Release before it is too late.    Reclaim Solidarity… Imagine Justice.



Gathering Daily from June 24, 2013 Onward 9:00 am The White House Washington, D.C.   Travel assistance is available. Please RSVP and spread the word on Facebook. 

For more information write to:


***Others have done worse, others have been ill. Others have been released! What will this terminally ill elderly woman to outside the walls of that prison? She may not last long after treatment is started. The release was recommended by prison officials in April 2013.


Mr. Eric Holder …. President Obama …. this is sitting at your desks. 


PLEASE …. this is a humanitarian request. APPROVE/ORDER IT!!


We ALL are ONE!! We ALL fight the fight!!

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

2 thoughts on “PLEASE ….. Release Lynne Stewart! … and the clock ticks on!

  1. Pingback: Free Lynne Stewart, the John Adams of our Time | Pacific Beach Democratic Club

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