INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADDRESSING AND MAILING YOUR LETTERS If you are able to write a parole support letter, please address it to the Parole Board (Case Operations, U.S. Parole Commission, 90 K Street, N.E., Third Floor, Washington, D.C. 20530)

Because the Commission considers whether there is a reasonable probability that he will commit another crime this can be addressed in your letter. Please type on letterhead Date the letter Add a subject line such as “In regards to: Dr. Mutulu Shakur #83205-012” Begin your letter with “Dear Honorable Members of the Parole Board:” Include biographical information such as your name, age, occupation (if you have been employed in the same field for some time, note that in your first paragraph) and relationship with Dr. Shakur or how you know him.

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Describe why you believe he deserves the chance for parole, such as positive activities while incarcerated such as education and mentoring other inmates, as well as his positive attitude. Mention if there is any specific way(s) you intend to provide support once he is granted parole (housing, employment, healthcare, etc.). Generally, these are the subjects that letter writers may want to cover: Include a short acknowledgment about Mutulu’s conviction. Basically that the author knows that he was arrested in 1986 and eventually convicted of conspiracy to commit serious and violent crimes based on circumstantial and informant testimony. The prosecution never argued that these crimes were committed for greed or personal gain.

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Letters should not defend or justify the alleged conduct that led to the convictions, but in the writer’s own words acknowledge that s/he is aware of the conviction and the severity of the allegations. Explain that these are different historical times and for many years while in prison Mutulu has never engaged in illegal or violent conduct. He has maintained relationships with family, friends and colleagues outside the prison. He has suffered a stroke while in prison in February 2013. He has also throughout his prison term maintained a commitment to the struggle for justice for people of color. If Mutulu is released, he will be a productive member of society. He’ll contribute to efforts to help the poor and those who are marginalized. He is highly unlikely to violate the terms of parole. He will in no way be a threat to the public safety. This entry was posted in Legal Updates.

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