Thursday, 9 January 2014

Hugo Pinell was Moved to New Folsom! Update on Parole Hearing

We received the good news that Hugo Pinell was moved to CSP-Sac in Represa, CA (also known as New Folsom) in 'step 4' of CDCR's "step-down-program," January 8.

Hugo's new address for supportive mail is:

Hugo Pinell A-88401
California State Prison-Sacramento

B-FAC  FB3-125
P.O. Box 290066
Represa, CA 95671

Although Yogi will still be in SHU, the cells have windows and he may have better yard facilities, according to Ernest Shephard who's been there. I.e., he could get to play basketball and handball (which I'm told he's great at), and have some company.. He'll be much closer to home and able to receive more visits.  In fact, I'll be able to visit him again since it's only a few hours' drive from San Francisco.  It will be much easier on his Mom and family, and there's a real possibility he could get contact visits. 

Meanwhile, Hugo and his team are preparing for the March 11th May 2nd Parole Hearing:

About Hugo's Parole Hearing (May 2nd):

Hugo's, attorney, Keith Wattley, noted: "We should shift our hearing preparation a little bit by providing some specific types of support for his release.  That means that we want letters from individuals or groups offering residence, employment and counseling (from psychologists, psychiatrists, religious and spiritual leaders, etc.) to help his transition out of prison after all these years.  None of these letters need to discuss the politics or injustice of his situation.  Just the facts, please.  

Send letters addressed to the Parole Board to Hugo's Attorney Keith Wattley:

"All letters should be addressed to the Board of Parole Hearings, P.O. Box 4036, Sacramento, CA 95814, BUT THEY SHOULD ACTUALLY BE MAILED, EMAILED OR FAXED DIRECTLY To: 
Attorney Keith Wattley
220 4TH STREET, SUITE 103, 
OAKLAND, CA 94607, 
FAX: (510) 271-0101
I'll need to review these letters before we submit them to the Board, and I may send some of them back for editing.  Please feel free to spread this information to other supporters you know.  

Do not send any petitions or form letters.  We cannot use them.

Thanks for all your continuing support."

Please write to Yogi and check out his website:

Forward forever; backwards never!