Yesterday (10-9-14) GoFundMe shut down the Cleveland4 donation page. They did allow us to remove what money was left, but told us that we could not reactivate the account. After a few email exchanes with them, we where told why.
So, we are now on Fundrazr! Check out the new donation page here You can even purchase a comic about the Cleveland4!
UPDATE 10/16/14 Our fundrazr campaign was down for a short time to verify the account and make sure it wasn't fradulent. After a good amount of emailing back and forth, it is back up, and should stay up!
From Connor's sister: "I just wanted to reach out to everyone regarding Connor. He's going through a rough time right now & he could use some support right now more than ever! These difficult times are when he would appreciate it the most.. He lost one of his absolute best friends while he's in prison... Positive vibes, a letter, a picture, anything!"
From Connor's Mom: "In 3 months time i had to email Connor twice telling him about the passing of a loved one...first his grandfather, whom he was so very close with and loved immensely. It broke his heart that he never got to see him or hug him again. Then his best friend (and the first friend he made when moving to berea) who was only 22 and this news was especially devastating...i visited Connor this past weekend and it was truly a sad...sad visit...as much as he tried not to weep in a visitation room full of inmates...he could not hold back the tears. There is usually great conversation...lots of laughter...this day there was none of that ...this is a very sad and difficult time for Connor as Brelan has expressed."
Connor Stevens #57978-060 FCI McKean PO Box 8000 Bradford, PA 16701
By the time you read this I will have started a hunger strike. I'm starting it tomorrow Friday, Sept 12th. I am going on the strike because the C.O's did a massive shakedown in the entire SHU. They took a fair amount of my personal property. It was a shakedown that was initiated just because a new assistant warden wanted to make an impression and flex his muscles so to speak. They took a lot of people's personal property but I'm the only one not accepting it lying down. Also, they cancelled our commissary next week and we only go to commissary every two weeks, so we'll have to wait two more weeks. They took all of my batteries, toothpaste, and my palm brush. It's not a lot but almost everything I own back here. Let's see where this goes. Please call and find out how they are allowed to do this. Talk to warden Jarvis.
You can write Doug at
USP Coleman 1
PO Box 1033
Coleman FL 33521
He could really use your support. He's been in SHU a few months now. Books, letters, photos, and puzzles would be a great help. His full wish list is hereUPDATE 9/18/14
Doug is off hunger strike. Commissary was returned but his items that where taken have not. He's still in SHU(Solitary)
"Just got off the phone with Doug. He said a guard has been harassing him and his cell mate. The guard totally destroyed their cell, took personal belongings and ripped up letters. In response Doug will be on a hunger strike starting today. He wants the guard to be moved out of the shu unit or he wants to be moved to a different prison."
I found out Friday August 15th that my transfer was denied and BOP headquarters told my unit team not to re-submit it for six months. So I’m stuck in SHU here in Coleman 1 for six months. My only chance of moving before then is to get the warden here and at Coleman 2 to accept an inter-complex transfer. I have been and will continue to press the Captain, warden and associate wardens of this facility and I encourage anyone who will, to call the captains wardens and assistant wardens of both penitentiaries and tell them I should be transferred to Coleman 2. I am being denied programs and other opportunities because I’m in SHU. I’m listing the names of each I know below. Also, at the same time, a letter going to each should help as well. Thank you for your support. They took away the book cart so I need a couple of books. I would also like a USA Today subscription.