Kevin Johnson moved Prisons

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Earlier this week, we posted an update on Kevin’s status and what we all expected to be the next steps of his ongoing incarceration in light of the recent AETA indictment. Some things have changed…

The Good News

Kevin got back his property, so he has his books, coffee, and some commissary items leftover from Vandalia. He has some sporadic phone access. His spirits, as always, are relatively good. He expects to be getting vegan meals at the beginning of August. And he can receive mail starting immediately (new address posted below).

The Bad News

Danville is a tightly-controlled medium security facility that has Kevin in a cell 21 hours of the day. He’s only given access to commissary every three to four weeks. The college courses he was enrolled in at Vandalia won’t count towards an early release, putting his anticipated release date at October 22nd. Danville is where Kevin will serve out the rest of his state sentence, and it’s located in west-central Illinois, around three hours away from anyone he knows in St. Louis or Chicago.

What Else?

Kevin and Tyler’s arraignment is still set for Tuesday, July 29th in Chicago. He’ll likely be transported there for the court date the night before or day-of, and then sent back to Danville immediately afterwards.

What’s Needed Right Now?

More than anything, DONATIONS. Bail for Kevin, attorneys for Tyler and Kevin, and a reserve of support funds for both of them are critical. We want to thank everyone for the money that’s already come in—every time we check the PayPal account, it’s another testament to how well this movement can put aside differences and really galvanize.

One more note on the donations: Remember, if you can’t contribute yourself, please share the updates, hold a fundraiser, and put the URL everywhere.


Please send Kevin a letter of support:

Kevin Johnson, M42382
Danville Correctional Center
3820 E. Main St.
Danville, IL 61834

Tyler Lang was released from state custody in November 2013. He is currently out on bond awaiting arraignment on the federal charges.