Edgar Steele speaks from an Amerikan prison (preface by Cyndi Steele), 11/18/2011
(Two formats are provided below: .PDF — Adobe portable and .RTF — rich text format. Preface by Mrs. Cyndi Steele.)
I release Ed’s next installment, “Occupy Latah County Jail,” which was written before he was sentenced to 50 years for crimes he did not commit. It is bitter-sweet as some of his humor comes through, but as I know all too well, the corruption that has taken him down will keep him at all costs.
Ed was released from Latah County Jail, but unfortunately it wasn’t a result of his protest with his endeavor to “Occupy Latah County Jail” until they released him. Instead he was taken to Kootenai County Jail for his sentencing and then to Bonner County Jail following his sentencing for five days. They have now taken him away. Where? I don’t know. When will I know? I don’t know, for I’m told it could be 4-8 weeks before I will be able to hear anything from him.
I cannot begin to express the sadness and anger that consumes me daily over this injustice to Ed, our family, his friends, his supporters and I. However, I want to assure everyone that my/our fight for justice for my husband – and all of us for that matter – is not over. The next step is an appeal and the first step towards that appeal is already in motion, but expect about a two year process.
I just pray and hope that your support that I have been so thankful for and have so much appreciated, will not waiver from the discouragement of our current loss. I am all too familiar with being discouraged, but I, also, know that giving up only guarantees that justice looses and the corruption will overtake us all. Of course, part of their corruption is that they can outspend us and with our tax dollars I might add. With that said, I will keep the faith and continue to stand and speak out against this injustice and pray that one day justice will prevail.
Occupy Latah County Jail by Edgar J. Steele
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