John has been in jail more than 30 years, and is quite explicitly being detained for his radical politics and for his stand against prison repression, rather than for the murder he committed, along with two other men, long-released, all those years ago. Leeds ABC believe it’s time for a strong campaign to fight for an end to John’s incarceration.
Recent articles about John’s situation here: http://leedsabc.org/john-bowden-time-to-get-him-out/ and http://leedsabc.org/the-unlawful-detention-of-john-bowden/
If you would like some stickers, please send us a SAE and a donation to cover costs. We can receive donations in the form of postal orders, stamps, well-disguised cash, or as cheques made payable to ‘The Cable Street Society’. If you’re an ABC group, you should receive some in the post shortly.
Recent Leeds ABC leaflet here: http://leedsabc.org/new-leeds-abc-leaflet/
You can download John’s book ‘Tear Down The Walls’ as a free PDF from the Leeds ABC website here: http://leedsabc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Tear-Down-The-Walls-2010.pdf
Please send letters/cards of support to John at:
John Bowden, 6729, HMP Shotts, Cantrell Road, Shotts, Scotland, ML7 4LE.
A guide on writing to prisoners can be found here: http://leedsabc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/writing-to-prisoners-2012.pdf