the summer of 2000, Jaan Laaman, was abruptly moved from general population
at USP Leavenworth to the supermax at Walpole, Massachusetts. (Jaan received
both federal and state sentences.) This is what happens when the state
gets over-exhuberant in building supermaxes and then needs to find folks
to fill the new cells, to justify the expense of building them in the first
place. Jaan is now locked down for 22.5 hours/day and must take what
recreation they allow either on the block or outside in a small cage.
in Walpole (April 2001), the prison assigned Jaan a new classification
of STG (security threat group). This classification is used for gang
members. Jaan's membership in a revolutionary clandestine organization
is now considered gang membership! This is being challenged; however,
your help is needed. Contact the December
16th Committee for more information.