Marc Emery Released From Solitary Confinement

CANNABIS CULTURE - Canadian marijuana crusader Marc Emery, currently serving a five year sentence in US prison for his political activism, has been released from solitary confinement after being cleared of false charges by prison officials.

Marc, who has been regularly practicing and performing music with a small group of fellow inmates, received permission in early March from prison authorities, including the prison's Special Investigative Services (SIS), to take photos of his band.

The photos were taken, developed, and sent to Marc's wife Jodie by mail, and then published on Cannabis Culture in a blog post.

A week ago, Marc and several of his bandmates were locked in solitary confinement and told they were under investigation by the SIS for possibly using an illegal cellphone to take the photos.

Marc was released yesterday shortly after the SIS spoke with the prison staff member who took the photos.

"They interviewed the staff person," Marc's wife Jodie told Cannabis Culture, "and he said, 'I have the forms, I have at least four different signatures from prison authorities, and I've got the negatives of the photographs."

Marc was then released from solitary and allowed to return to his regular cell.

"I'm so relieved to know Marc has been released from solitary confinement after being forced to stay locked in a small cell for a full week," Jodie said. "I was worried sick every hour of every day, not knowing anything about his safety or how long he would be there for. The reason he was put in solitary confinement was grossly unfair and unjustified. We know that solitary confinement is considered a form of torture with serious negative health effects, so of course I'm grateful Marc is no longer enduring that, but tens of thousands of other people are being put through the same kind of abuse and torture for months, years, even decades at a time."

Marc was denied regular visiting hours and banned from using the telephone while in solitary – cutting him completely off from his wife for an extended period – something Jodie said was difficult for her to cope with.

"Putting a prisoner through solitary confinement is extra punishment heaped on top of already-harsh conditions," she said, "but it doesn't just affect the inmate. Wives, parents, siblings, and children all suffer greatly from the stress and worry that comes with having their loved ones forced to endure such barbaric conditions."

Marc has 391 days until he is eligible for early release, and has submitted a transfer application to serve the rest of his sentence in Canada.

"We need to get Marc home and our campaign to have his transfer application continues," Jodie said. "I encourage people to contact the United States Department of Justice and the Canadian Public Safety Minister to ask them to approve Marc's request to serve the remainder of his sentence in his home country of Canada."

Find out more about Marc Emery, including how to send him photos and letters, at FreeMarc.ca.

Comments

Payback

Looks like the prison got pissed off about the pictures being in the magazine and since they couldn't get you they found a way to get AT you by screwing with Marc.

Just grant him the fucking transfer!

Then I hope as soon as he's back in Canada somebody is there with legal papers for immediate parole upon receipt so that he doesn't have to go to jail in Canada. While you're at it, you right after that give him the legal document that terminates his parole immediately upon receipt of that document. After that you give him another legal document that completely expunges his record, eliminates his criminal record, makes it disappear as though it never existed.

I hate Mrs. Hippie. She is one fucked up state. Bitch ain't the only one growing weed legally anymore. Can you get those bitches at the university there who grow it legally under federal protection to make a public statement to allow other universities and even lay growers, patients to grow their own. I mean really, they can't supply all the people. Wag the dog.

Narc Emery, the Prick of Pot.

Narc Emery, the Prick of Pot.

PAYBACK.....so eloquently

PAYBACK.....so eloquently put...i'm sure your well crafted message will have mr emery set free any day now...bravo sir and well done

rat.....so eloquently

rat.....so eloquently put...i'm sure your well crafted message will have mr emery set free any day now...bravo sir and well done

i will tell the queen of

i will tell the queen of england what i think of her if she ever arrests me again, the queen of england arrested me many different times and never ever convicted me because i have people on the outside to kill her and her family. the queen is a dead bitch soon, she owes me millions of dollars or else, i mean it you old bitch, im coming after your people who feed your mouth, your going to eat shit you old maggot looking pedophile, your going to throw all my charges out or else, your whole family are queers, and christianity is straight. FAGS, your dead bitch. i will never ever stop, the queen is married to a vlaho jew, the king of england is a jew

The Harper government has

The Harper government has stopped allowing medical patients to grow their own medicine anymore and will stop prescribing medicinal cannabis in canada anymore. Harper is a full feldged israeli commi, The jews behind the micro transmitters told me that this is harpers last term in office. Harper and the queen are chicken shits, they are scared of jews behind the micro transmitters, the queen and the federal reserve are planning to summary execute a "JEW" in public, and the federal reserve is protected by the mossad. The mossad is the greatest threat to all us people, even with the policies the mossad have on their web site are all invasion policies in where the israeli government "believe" that israel and the mossad have immunities in all countries around the world. In other words the only way the romans will survive is they MUST summary execute all polititions like italy did to mussolini. JAILS AND PRISONS WERE BUILT TOP THROW POLITITONS AND CORRUPT OFFICIALS WHO UPHOLD DEMOCRACY AND THIS PRIVLIDGE WE LIVE IN BUT THE POLITITIONS ARE THROWING US IN JAILS AND FILLING UP THERE OWN BEDS WITH CIVILIANS WHO ARE ALL FORCED TO ANYWAY; the system is only a weapons for jews, the queen of ebgland is a irish wanabe, the english know nothing about laws and freedoms, the queen and the federal reserve are poisoning danny g with radiations everyday, like she did when the queen murdered pope john paul II. I HATE THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND, SHE IS A LOOSER PEDOPHILE AND MIDDLETON TOO, I HATE YOU ENGLISH, IF YOU EVER THROW ME IN JAIL AGAIN, YOUR ALL GOING TO BE BROKE AND THEN DIE, WE KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE, THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND WILL DIE THE BITCH SHE REALLY IS, THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND AND HOLLYWOOD OWE MILLIONS AND BILLIONS OR ELSE, JEWS ARE TERRORISTS. ROMAN CATHOLICS TODAY ARE ALL PUSSIES, they murdered their own pope to make all roman suffer and die for uneducted jews that the jewish gangsters hate

hmm

just shut your mouth and stop with that hatespeech propaganda , youre not better than hitler

hmm

just shut your mouth and stop with that hatespeech propaganda , youre not better than hitler

the gotti's are planning to

the gotti's are planning to murder another Rizzuto in Montreal, the jews are helping the calabrese to kill off Sicilians with there micro technology that the jews have injected inside all your bodies, DO YOU HEAR VOCIES IN YOUR EARS, well those are the technology we are talking about, they do alot more than 2 way communicatios, thay have GPS's, body temperature, they can hear all your vitales and alot more than you all think, the gotti's have jewish blooblines aswell, you all will be surprised how many people in this world have jewish blood and pose as romans or anything else to lure and murder anyone for jews. this is what jews do all day long is murder innocent people with there substances that only their own scientists can create. the jews are terrorists. The jews in hollywood like spielberg are small time, they are fooling idiot cromosomes like all you. Jews aere nothing but terrorists who murdered pope john paul, the spanish are jews too, the jews are all about cocaine and colombia, calabria and california, who first letter is a "C" and the last 2 letters are "IA", which spells "CIA", these places are cops and corrutp polititons, you "CIA" are mine, im going to murder you all off, your all imbreds, you all have no idea about anything. We will beat you jews from hollywood, your all idiots, Im never defeated, i will kill off your people and no one will stop me, i will tell the truth about jews, theen and king of england and the feminists who are the cops and government(police state) I CAN'T WAIT, i hate jews and i never ever did, the jews are forcing me to and i will, there two sides to every story, the jews will be responsible because the jews are the queen, the feminists and hollywood. I DANT care its the jews and i know they sabotage foods and liquids with radiations. ITALIANS ARE PUSSIES AND THE SPANISH TOO, BIGGER THAN ANY JEW. The catholics are big time, big time idiots!!!

it sounds like you are

it sounds like you are suffering from some form of schizophrenia. i'd advise you to talk to someone you trust about this or seek medical help as soon as possible.

it sounds like you are

it sounds like you are suffering from some form of schizophrenia. i'd advise you to talk to someone you trust about this or seek medical help as soon as possible.

What RU smoking?

What the hell are you smoking? You sound like you are going through withdrawal from crack or heroin. On the other hand I wouldn't be surprised if you were a narc, trying to tarnish the reputation of C.C. readers and com mentor's. Get a life!

Yuck the police.

One thing this story proves is that the authorities closely watch this website and debase themselves by posting pathetic schoolboy bully remarks here.
Prohibition is a bully law administered by criminal bullies.

Th enigger "YUKKIE" fmurder

Th enigger "YUKKIE" fmurder someone i public and the jews sent him to israel and murdered him with starvation, jews are terrorists. all you jews are terrorists, everyone on earth.

Th enigger "YUKKIE" fmurder

Th enigger "YUKKIE" fmurder someone i public and the jews sent him to israel and murdered him with starvation, jews are terrorists. all you jews are terrorists, everyone on earth.

Yuck the police.

One thing this story proves is that the authorities closely watch this website and debase themselves by posting pathetic schoolboy bully remarks here.
Prohibition is a bully law administered by criminal bullies.

Word.

Word.

glad to hear he is out of solitary

Marc went to the US a PRINCE, he will be coming home a KING.

karma's a bitch NARC EMMERROID

Enjoy your time in jail, for all of the people you betrayed and took advantage of.

cum in a sock bitch

cum in a sock bitch

Negatives?

Who uses film cameras anymore? Is that some kind of prison requirement?

and they developed Color

and they developed Color photo's ?

Negatives?

Who uses film cameras anymore? Is that some kind of prison requirement?

R i i i i i i g h t

Prohibitionists aren't that nice. They'll probably deny his request because they get off on making other people miserable and pissing on their parades. If they could get away with torture, they'd be doing that shit, too, just like in Iraq. If it weren't for a whistle blower they'd still be doing it and getting away with it.

Who'd Marc narc on? They get you to do that for a plea bargain. Where do I read more about it? It's been a while since all this was in the news. If you have something, state it or link to it.

what a bunch of b.s.,....poor

what a bunch of b.s.,....poor mark, political prisioner being even more humilitated and persecuated, where is his presidential pardon oh great dictator obama? me and my friends are getting legalization on the ballot here in tucson az. for 2014 ,.....i know mark would be proud of us and i often think of him for inspiration. we love you mark!

Sue Harper and the

Sue Harper and the conservatives when you get out for extraditing you to a danger zone, HArper will not get re-elected ever again and then we will "HIT" him the jew he is, the queen of england is a no one, she does everything the federal reserve tell her too, she even owes danny g from toronto for 3rd partying a break and enter she told the judge not to award dan his money and know he wants it, the mossad said they will murder a jew in toronto so the queen pays danny g or else the world will change for ever and all the money for false arrest and accusations in where the jews, zions, government and police and doctors all slandered danny g from the time to arrest till the cops dropped all his charges and now the whole country of canada thinks danny g is a criminal because the cops are slandering danny g since the time of arrest to when the dropped the charges and the cops in toronto are lying to judges and victims families because the jews, queen and vatican are using radiations on danny g because they say he is jewish but in fact danny g is a MCDonald and the Mc Donald invented the law, dan's Mcdaonald invented the law and how does a jew beat the man who invented the law, the ENGLISH ARE ALL IRISH WANABE's, the english know nothing about laws like the jewish feminists who tell police in there ears to arrest someone and the police pull there cars over and arbitrarly arrest the person the jewish lesbians tell them to and the police have no reasonable ground to but they do it anyways and then the charges are thrown out of court for being unconstitutional and then the victims wants alll cost and some or else< JEWS ARE LOOSERS AND CHEATERS, THE JEWS DO NOT FOLLOW THE RULES AND BLAME 3RD PARTIES FOR THERE EVIL. YOU JEWS ARE NOT TO BE FEARED, YOU JEWS ARE NOT FIGHTERS BUT COWARDS, THE JEWS HAVE NO REASONS, THE JEWS ARE KILLING US BECAUSE OIF OUR PIECEFUL GENETICS. IHATE JEWS, IHATE SPANISH, I HATE THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND AND I WILL BEAT YOU ALL INTO A NEW JEWISH CONTROLED DEMOCRACY OF ONLY FEAR AND CONTAMINATED FOODS AND LIQUIDS TILL ALL YOU CATHOLICS DIE OF CANCER BECAUSE YOUR ALL PUSSY'S AND QUEERS.

I Was Framed!

i remember Jody on her show talking about those pictures and how unusual it was that they allowed those pictures to be taken because they're normally so strict about it and she didn't know why they were suddenly being so lenient. Well, now we know, Marc was a model prisoner and a fraudulent investigation could sway the decision to send him home to Canada (where his "crime" is punishable by a $200 fine and NO prison time to serve the rest of his time.

Well we certainly have an

Well we certainly have an eclectic group of people posting bizarre comments eh?

None the less, I am extremely relieved that Marc was let out of the hole. The fact that he was put in there in the first place, and the why of it all, is beyond me.

Can't wait until you're back on Canadian soil, Marc.

Will Marc be released before nest election?

I suspect Marc will be harassed by the guards for the rest of his American sentence. Likely a direct order from the DEA under the recommendation of the Harper government. They are afraid of Marc being released before the next federal election. Their treatment of Marc should be a huge embarrassment for them and Justin Trudeau should make an issue of the betrayal of a proud Canadian. Keep your back to the wall Marc. I'm sure those good old boyz would like to keep you in Mississippi for a lot longer than 5 years.

Damn, and I thought only my

Damn, and I thought only my and got harrassed due to our photos. :) But seriously, I hope the time passes quickly and Marc is set free. Millions world-wide have MArc to thank for 10s of milions of God-given buzzes. I don't care what he made - it was a dangerous business, he had the most KICK-ASS catalogue(I have one, collector's item to ME)and he has suffered the most serious consequence short of death - imprisonment. Someday I hope Marc is put down as a martyr for the freedom of the people to use cannabis, a great natural substance, drug and medicine.
I remember a while back MArc talked about his band doing ZZ Top's "My Heads in MIssissippi". My beloved brother, your @ss is in Mississippi - but love for you is all over the place, inside and outside that f'n place. May your head refuse to be "IN" Mississipi. Peace Out.

MArc sent to the hole for pictures

Damn, and I thought only my and got harrassed due to our photos. :) But seriously, I hope the time passes quickly and Marc is set free. Millions world-wide have MArc to thank for 10s of milions of God-given buzzes. I don't care what he made - it was a dangerous business, he had the most KICK-ASS catalogue(I have one, collector's item to ME)and he has suffered the most serious consequence short of death - imprisonment. Someday I hope Marc is put down as a martyr for the freedom of the people to use cannabis, a great natural substance, drug and medicine.
I remember a while back MArc talked about his band doing ZZ Top's "My Heads in MIssissippi". My beloved brother, your @ss is in Mississippi - but love for you is all over the place, inside and outside that f'n place. May your head refuse to be "IN" Mississipi. Peace Out.

I feel like I lost a couple

I feel like I lost a couple dozen brain cells by just reading some of the comments under this article. A cool guy like Marc should have some smarter fans and or haters.

Stop the war!

Stop the war! Including within yourselves.

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