New address for Miami Five prisoner Antonio Guerrero
Campaign News | Friday, 13 January 2012
On 12 January 2012, Antonio Guerrero was transfered from Florence Colorado to the Federal Correctional Institution in Marianna Florida. This is the same federal correctional institution where Rene Gonzalez was held until he was released in October 2011.
Antonio wanted everyone to know that he is settling in to his new situation. The struggle for Antonio's freedom and that of his four brothers must continue until they are returned home to Cuba.
New address to write to Antonio:
Quarters: APACHE A
Federal Correctional Institution
Marianna, FL 32447-7007
Below is the first letter from Antonio from Marianna.
I am in the prison of my destination, where René's furtive presence of peace, respect, friendship, his dedication to study and physical exercise still lingers.
Yes, it is the medium security prison of Mariana, Florida.
A brief summary of my trip:
I left on Thursday the 5th, in the morning from Florence and headed to the airport of Pueblo. To our surprise already waiting for us was the plane from Oklahoma for the first exchange of prisoners, the ones who would stay in that zone of Colorado and those of us who would travel to the Transit Center.
We flew to California. I had never flown so far to the west. I was "close" to Gerardo, because there we picked up those who were leaving Victorville.
Then we had a direct flight of several hours returning to the center of this extensive country, that is to say, to Oklahoma. Nothing new was waiting for me there. I was on the list of the first ones who exited the plane: those of us headed to the "hole."
The authorities there had reserved for me the same cell during my last stay there. Yes, the same "solitary place" where various poems of mine were born two years ago.
This time, "the girls" who distribute the medications were no one I could recall. There was no time nor inspiration for verses. I left Oklahoma this past Tuesday the 10th.
We flew another long traverse with the destination being Jacksonville. There we were picked up by a bus that took us to the prison in Tallahassee, where we only spent a few hours "sleeping."
At 3 in the morning on the 11th, we were already getting ready to travel by highway to our final destination. It felt to me like an endless trip in a dark morning of intense rain.
We had not been able to have communication until today the 12th (it always takes 24 hours when arriving to a new prison).
Oh, I almost forgot: this time, finally, there was no "black box".
I have missed you all, although as I told you, you have accompanied me and you accompany me always.
Later, I will be telling you my first impressions here.
Tony Guerrero Rodríguez
January 12, 2012