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Leniency Letters for Barrett Brown Due This Week

While some of the charges against imprisoned journalist Barrett Brown have been dropped he still faces up to six years in prison if prosecutors get their way. Brown has been in imprisoned since 2012 after he was arrested in a raid on his apartment. His supporters have argued that he should be given leniency and receive time served as punishment and be allowed to return to his life.

Ultimately the sentence will be determined by Judge Sam Lindsay which is why Free Barrett Brown is asking for Barrett Brown supporters to write a letter to Judge Lindsay asking for leniency. The letters should be addressed to – but not sent to – Judge Lindsay and be signed.

The Honorable Sam A. Lindsay
United States District Judge
1100 Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas 75242

In the letter you should say who you are, what your relationship is to Brown (if any), and why you believe Brown deserves leniency. This would be the time to note the importance of Brown’s journalism and voice. You should not write to review the case or how it should have been handled/judged differently – the case is over, this is about sentencing. The letter should be two pages long and when you sign it you should include your name, address, and phone number.

After writing and signing the letter it should be scanned and emailed to admin@freebarrettbrown.org with the original sent to Free Barrett Brown who will provide the letters to Brown’s defense team to give to the judge.

Free Barrett Brown
P.O. Box 2658
Amherst, MA 01004

The letters need to reach Free Barrett Brown by the end of the week, by Monday, November 10th. Those with questions about the process should call Brown’s defense counsel, Marlo Cadeddu, at 214-220-9000.

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Leniency Letters For Barrett Brown Due This Week

While some of the charges against imprisoned journalist Barrett Brown have been dropped he still faces up to six years in prison if prosecutors get their way. Brown has been in imprisoned since 2012 after he was arrested in a raid on his apartment. His supporters have argued that he should be given leniency and receive time served as punishment and be allowed to return to his life.

Ultimately the sentence will be determined by Judge Sam Lindsay which is why Free Barrett Brown is asking for Barrett Brown supporters to write a letter to Judge Lindsay asking for leniency. The letters should be addressed to – but not sent to – Judge Lindsay and be signed.

The Honorable Sam A. Lindsay
United States District Judge
1100 Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas 75242

In the letter you should say who you are, what your relationship is to Brown (if any), and why you believe Brown deserves leniency. This would be the time to note the importance of Brown’s journalism and voice. You should not write to review the case or how it should have been handled/judged differently – the case is over, this is about sentencing. The letter should be two pages long and when you sign it you should include your name, address, and phone number.

After writing and signing the letter it should be scanned and emailed to admin@freebarrettbrown.org with the original sent to Free Barrett Brown who will provide the letters to Brown’s defense team to give to the judge.

Free Barrett Brown
P.O. Box 2658
Amherst, MA 01004

The letters need to reach Free Barrett Brown by the end of the week, by Monday, November 10th. Those with questions about the process should call Brown’s defense counsel, Marlo Cadeddu, at 214-220-9000.

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Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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