Friday, March 08, 2019


The following Press Release has been issued by the Free Alabama Movement, F.A.M. Queen Team, Unheard Voices OTCJ, and T.O.P.S.
March 7th, 2019
Robert Earl Council, AIS # 181418, is once again being held in solitary confinement at Holman Correctional Facility after the major Shakedown at St Clair correctional facility on February 28th 2019.
Council was inside his population cell at St. Clair Correctional Facility around 2 a.m. Thursday morning, when a platoon of ADOC CERT team members, and local law enforcement SWAT team members, entered his cell placing him in zip tie handcuffs and immediately escorted him to an waiting bus to be transported back to Holman Correctional Center.
Later that day Council arrived at Holman Correctional Facility and all too familiar scenery. Council was placed in Holman Correctional Facility solitary housing unit (SHU) once again, after spending 54 months in solitary for leading a peaceful work strike at Holman Correctional Facility in the summer of 2014.

He was finally released from solitary in late 2018 at Donaldson Correctional Facility after Attorney at Law David Gespass filed a Habeas Corpus on the behalf of council in the courts, challenging ADOC’s unconstitutional practice of holding of him in solitary confinement for 54 months without just cause. ADOC released Council right before a set court hearing on the Habeas Corpus in August last year, making the case moot. (See Robert E Council vs. Warden Bolling Cv. – 2017-101 filed in the Bessemer division of Jefferson County state of Alabama.)
These are strictly retaliatory actions in anticipation of a state-wide protest to stop the construction of new prisons over education and rehabilitation.
In response to being housed for no reason in solitary confinement, Robert Earl Council notified Warden Cynthia Stewart, at 3 a.m. on March 7th 2019 that he is now on an official hunger strike (refusing all food and liquids) in protest of the retaliatory actions taken against him, and will remain on such until justice is met and he is placed back in a population where he can participate in all programs afforded to his peers and others of his class.
If the demand to return Robert Earl Council back to population is not met by the Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Jeffery Dunn by March 15, 2019 a protest will convene at Holman Correctional Facility on March 26,2019.
Contact information for interviews on the above press release is as follows:
David Gespass, Attorney-at-Law:  205-323-5966
Pastor Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow:  334-791-2433,

Based on this Press Release, Fight Toxic Prisons has issued the following Call to Action:
Our comrade Robert Earl Council, AKA Kinetik Justice, is on hunger strike in protest of his placement in a solitary holding unit at Holman Correctional Facility without any disciplinary infraction. 

Let’s get  him out of solitary !

Who to call: 
Holman CF: 251-368-8173
ADOC Commissioner (Jefferson Dunn): 334-353-3870
ADOC Health Services: 334-353-3887
ADOC Public Information (Bob Horton): 334-353-4803

"Hello, my name is ___ and I’m calling from ___.  You should be aware this call is being recorded. I just learned that Robert Earl Council is on hunger strike in response to being placed in a solitary holding unit with no infraction or disciplinary charge. Council has been transferred and singled out following a raid at St. Clair’s last week and I am very concerned about his health and safety. I demand his immediate release from solitary confinement and an end to further retaliation against Council. Are there plans to release him to general population as soon as possible? If not, who can I speak to about this ? I will keep calling until Council is released."

Notes: Be stern with the individual who answers the phone. Insist to speak to person you called for. Give no more information to a secretary other than your name. Record calls if possible. Report any new info to

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