Robert Seth Hayes - North America

Robert Seth Hayes is a member of the Black
Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. he
was framed and convicted of murdering a NYC
police officer in 1973. He was charged with seven
counts of attempted murder and one count of
murder in the first degree. At the time seven New
York City police officers were breaking into his
home, Robert had no police record prior to these
charges. Despite a prison record with no
violations, and after serving 25 years, Robert’s
parole was denied and he was given another two
years. Two years later he was denied again and
was subsequently diagnosed with diabetes.

Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280
Wende Correctional Facility
3040 Wende Road
Alden, NY 14004-1187

Sundiata Acoli - North America
Sundiata Acoli is a New Afrikan political
prisoner of war. A tireless worker for black
liberation, Sundiata was a prominent member
of the Harlem chapter of the Black Panther
Party. Continally targeted by the FBI’s illegal
COINTELPRO operation, Sundiata continued
the struggle underground with the Black
Liberation Army. In 1973 he, Zayd and Assata
Shakur were ambushed by New Jersey state
troopers. Zayd Shakur was killed, while Assata
was wounded and taken into custody. One
state trooper was killed in the attack and
another injured. In a political charged and
biased trial Sundiata was sentenced to life
plus 30 years. In 2010 Sundiata was denied
parole, but the fight for his freedom continues.

P.O. Box 1000
Otisville, NY 10963
USP Otisville

Reverend Joy Powell - North America

As a pastor and a consistent activist against
police brutality, violence and oppression in her
community, Rev. Joy Powell was warned by the
Rochester Police department that she was a
target because of her speaking out against
corruption. On many occasions Rev. Joy had held
rallies and spoke out against the police brutality
and “police justifications” in Rochester NY. As a
result, Rev. Joy was accused and convicted of 1st
Degree Burglary and Assault.
An all white jury tried her; the state provided no
evidence and no eyewitnesses. Rev. Joy was not
allowed to discuss her activism or say that she
was a pastor. The person that testified for her
was not allowed to tell the court that he knew
Rev. Joy through there activist work and through
the church. Furthermore, the judge Francis
Affronti promised he was going to give her a harsh
sentence because he did not like her. She was
convicted and given 16 years and seven years
Rev Joy Powell is more then sure her case was
politically motivated based on her activism for
equality and justice for all. She is serving 16 years
in New York.

Reverend Joy Powell
Bedford Hills CF
P.O. Box 1000
Bedford Hills, NY 10507-2499

Sekou Odinga - North America

Sekou Odinga is imprisoned for actions
carried out in the fight for Black Liberation.
He is also a New Afrikan POW. In 1965
Sekou joined the Organization for
Afro-American Unity (OAAU), founded by
Malcolm X. After Malcolm's death the OAAU
was not going in the direction he wanted and
in 1967 he was looking at the BPP. In early
1968 he helped build the Bronx BPP. On
January 17, 1969 the police killed two Black
Panthers, and a fellow NY Panther, who was
in police custody, was brutally beaten. Sekou
was informed police were searching for him
in connection with a police shooting. Rather
than face possible death as many of his
comrades had in custody, Sekou joined the
Black underground with the BLA. He
remained underground partaking in
revolutionary clandestine activity for 12 years
until his capture. Upon being captured he
was charged with 6 counts of attempted
murder of police, among a litany of other
charges that included the liberation of Assata
Shakur from prison and expropriation of an
armored truck. He is serving consecutive 25
life state time and a 40 year federal sentence.

Shawangunk Correctional Facility
750 Prison Road
Wallkill, NY 12589-0750