Woodford County Lifts Book Ban

 

Kevin Olliff

Kevin Olliff

from SupportKevinandTyler

We’re still waiting for more details, but we want to post a quick note to announce we have won the fight against the Woodford County Jail book ban! Kevin has announced the end of his hunger strike, effective immediately.

Kevin’s hunger strike receive massive attention nationwide (and worldwide) and ultimately this pressure was successful.

We’ll be posting more details very soon. For now, thanks to everyone for all your work to make this happen.

For now, celebrate by sending a book.

Tyler Lang and Kevin Olliff are two Los Angeles animal rights activists who were arrested in rural Illinois for “possession of burglary tools.” After a traffic stop in which they refused consent to a police search, their car was searched anyway. Inside, police allege they found bolt cutters, wire cutters, muriatic acid, ski masks, and cammo clothing.

Police believe these items were “burglary tools” intended to be used in a crime, and arrested Kevin and Tyler. The two are held on felony charges which carry up to 3 years in prison. They have remained in jail since their arrest on August 14th.

There is no evidence linking them to any crime or intended crime, nor were they arrested on anyone’s property, and their history as animal advocates is the only basis for these serious felony charges

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Please send Kevin & Tyler a letter of support (include your email address if you wish to correspond via email):

Kevin Johnson #4565
Woodford County Jail
111 E Court St.
Eureka, IL 61530

Tyler Lang #4564
Woodford County Jail
111 E Court St.
Eureka, IL 61530

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