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Unjustly imprisoned by Fort Hood because he put his family first

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Seattle and National Press Coverage re: Abuse Allegations at Fort Lewis Brig

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Quite a bit has happened over the last week on the case.

First, here are the press releases we have sent out:

Fort Lewis Soldiers abused in the brig (October 8, 2009)

Fort Lewis continues to deny prisoners right to counsel (October 13, 2009)

Here are the stories that have ran in the press:

Tacoma News-Tribune: Lawyer says rights violated in brig

KIRO: Attorney: 2 Soldiers Jail At Fort Lewis Mistreated

KPLU: Ft. Lewis Prison Complaints

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Written by James M. Branum

October 14, 2009 at 12:18 pm

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Public Campaign Launched to Free Leo Church

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Leo Church on the eve of his trial

Leo Church on the eve of his trial

This website was launched on behalf of Leo Church, an imprisoned soldier from Fort Hood, who was convicted of going AWOL and related offenses. Leo went AWOL because of his serious family hardship, yet instead of helping him, Fort Hood threw Leo in prison for 8 months, took away his rank, and took away 2/3 of the pay his family so desperately needs.

Leo Church and his family have asked me to take on his post-trial case, to seek to gain some degree of clemency for his actions (either a reduction in his sentence and/or restoration of his pa). They also want to speak about what has happend to their family and to warn others about how Fort Hood and the U.S. Army treats families in crisis.

You can read more about Leo’s case (including how to write him) at the links on the right-hand side of this page.

Written by James M. Branum

August 27, 2009 at 11:19 pm

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