TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
We are writing in our capacity as directors of the Canadian Coalition
Against The Death Penalty
(Hereafter referred to as the 'CCADP')
We have received a request from:
(Hereafter referred to as 'the Prisoner') to remove ANY and ALL information posted on the CCADP website as soon as possible, so that ANY and ALL references to 'the prisoner' be
deleted in their entirety IMMEDIATELY and WITHOUT DELAY.
We REGRET TO INFORM all parties concerned, that we are UNABLE TO COMPLY with the prisoner's request at this time. We believe that ANY and ALL requests received by the CCADP from the State of Arizona, regarding removal of information from the internet, have been made under duress and as a direct result of Prison Administration trying to coerce and intimidate prisoners through threats of retaliation, punishment and/or criminal charges.
The CCADP has received correspondence from Arizona death row prisoners since our inception in May of 1998. The materials currently posted on the CCADP website, include materials from Arizona death row prisoners that were received by the CCADP before July 18, 2000, the date the statue went into effect that prevents prisoners in the State of Arizona from corresponding or attempting to correspond with a COMMUNICATION SERVICE PROVIDER OR REMOTE COMPUTING SERVICE. or if ANY PERSON ACCESSES THE PROVIDER'S OR SERVICE INTERNET WEB SITE AT THE INMATES REQUEST."
The CCADP RESERVES THE RIGHTS to ALL prisoner materials it receives,
which then become the PROPERTY OF THE CCADP, (with the exception of Copyrighted
The CCADP chooses to post materials at will, WITH or WITHOUT the permission of the prisoner in question. Prisoners ARE NOT AWARE when they contact us that we MAY or MAY NOT comply with the prisoners request for removal at a later date.
The CCADP also encourages other groups/international organizations,
and individuals that utilize
the internet to copy our prisoner materials, and repost them on various different servers all around the world. The CCADP is unable to remove or edit the content of those pages and has NO MEANS WHATSOEVER to ensure that these groups/international organizations, and individuals comply with the prisoners request for deletion. In many instances NEITHER the CCADP NOR
the prisoner HAS ANY KNOWLEDGE of these sites, and many times these groups/international organizations, and individuals are unable to be contacted either by email, phone or by regular mail.
AS A DIRECT RESULT of the actions now being taken by Arizona DOC officials,
intends to create webpages for ALL Arizona death row prisoners, WITH or WITHOUT their
KNOWLEDGE or CONSENT and will diligently scour the internet to locate ANY and ALL
current postings by prisoners that may not yet be deleted and copy them as well to include on
our new Arizona Prisoners section. We will also be encouraging our members as well as members of the international community to contact as many Arizona death row prisoners as possible,
WITH or WITHOUT their previous CONSENT or KNOWLEDGE.
The deplorable conditions of deprivation and isolation at SMU II demand
that The CCADP
not let up in it's efforts to confront and defeat the draconian legislation that has made this letter
necessary. We are currently working with other like minded groups and individuals in Arizona
and worldwide, to ensure that this law is defeated so that the prisoners under sentence of death at SMU II will at least know that no one has been forgotten because the eyes of the world are watching now.
For the information of all prisoners in reciept of this notice. The Arizona branch of the ACLU would like to hear from individual prisoners regarding the notices they have recieved from the DOC threatening action against you. They are able to take legal action. See quote and ACLU address below :
"... we would very much like to hear from you or from them. If you cannot forward the complaints you have received, please let prisoners know to write to Az ACLU, Legal Department, Post Office Box 17148, Phoenix, AZ 85011-0148 - we will review each complaint and try to initiate litigation to have the legislation declared unconstitutional." - ACLU's Arizona representative.
Directors: Dave Parkinson / Tracy Lamourie, Canadian
Coalition Against The Death Penalty
80 Lillington ave Toronto, ON M1N 3K7 Canada email@example.com www.ccadp.org