Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond kept in solitary confinement without explanation | RT USA

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    Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond kept in solitary confinement without explanation | RT USA


    Jeremy Hammond, who is in prison for hacking servers of the private intelligence company Statfor and leaking its information to WikiLeaks, has been held in solitary confinement for more than six weeks and will stay there pending a prison investigation.

    Hammond entered a segregated housing unit (SHU) in mid-July based on a disciplinary infraction incurred while serving time at the Federal Correction Institution in Manchester, Kentucky. He was scheduled to spend 45 days there, with his release date expected to be around August 20. In a letter dated August 18, Hammond told his support network that he was still in the SHU and had no insight into how long he will stay there, according to

    Hammond, who has yet to be charged for the disciplinary issue, said he was informed by prison officials that he would stay in the SHU "pending SIS investigation," by an internal prison police unit known as Special Investigative Services. Hammond said he was not told what the unit is investigating, nor how long he will have to wait for its conclusion.

    Prisoners can be held in an SHU for up to 90 days without being charged. If Hammond is charged for an infraction as a result of the investigation, the time he spent in the SHU since July would not count toward any punishment he receives, explained.

    "We are speculating that this new, mysterious 'investigation' is in relation to another issue that has been ongoing for quite some time now," wrote, saying that Hammond's phone and email privileges were suddenly revoked without warning or clear explanation just before being sent to the SHU, though these actions were not related to why he is in the SHU. Then while he was in the SHU, he regained email privileges, again without explanation.

    "While no one but prison officials know for certain at this point, the vagueness with which this new SHU designation is being communicated to Jeremy is eerily similar to the vagueness with which his privileges were revoked, and could very well be related," wrote.

    Hammond has been denied recent visits from family members as well, they wrote.

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    Imprisoned Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Bumped a Guard With a Door — and Got Thrown in Solitary Confinement

    By Micah Lee, The Intercept, December 4, 2018


    Last month, a famed hacker who has been serving a 10-year prison sentence since 2012 was accused by a guard at a federal detention center of “minor assault,” landing the so-called hacktivist in solitary confinement, according to advocates. The guard at Michigan’s Federal Correctional Institute-Milan made the accusation against Jeremy Hammond — the activist associated with hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec and best know for hacking private intelligence firm Stratfor and leaking documents to WikiLeaks — on either November 19 or 20. Hammond has been held in solitary confinement ever since, according to the Jeremy Hammond Support Network.

    The guard claims that Hammond hit him with a door, “stood his ground,” and pushed his shoulder into the guard. The head of Hammond’s support network said the prison guard’s account is an overblown. “Jeremy says that he was exiting his unit through a door that has no windows and could not see the guard on the other side, and as he’s exiting, bumped the guard with the door,” Grace North told The Intercept. “The guard immediately grabbed Jeremy and threw him up against the wall and dragged him down to solitary, with no handcuffs, without calling for backup, which is against prison protocol, and Jeremy has been there ever since.”

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