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  • 58 years old
  • 36 years of incarceration
  • Currently at Ohio State Penitentiary

Table of Contents

  1. Commentaries
  2. Contact Info
  3. Biography
  4. Resources
  5. Gallery

Commentaries

Siddique Abdullah Hasan has published 5 commentaries. Latest commentaries:
Title Duration Date
Conference Statement 12:10 05/13/13
Hunger Strike Solidarity Message 01:26 07/02/12
May Day 10:20 05/15/12
What Makes Me a Political Prisoner 09:26 03/19/12
Statement of Solidarity and Victory 09:22 03/10/12

Contact Info

Siddique Abdullah Hasan #R130-559

Ohio State Penitentiary

878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road

Youngstown, OH 44505-4635

United States

Biography

Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan is a spiritual leader and activist. He was subject to numerous attempts of retaliation by prison administrations for his involvement in the Lucasville Uprising of 1993 at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility and has been put both in solitary confinement and death row for his revolutionary activities.

In 2017, Hasan faced further attempts of retaliation for featuring in a Netflix documentary titled Captive regarding the Lucasville Uprising of 1993. Because filmmakers did not have permission to record material of him, Hasan ended up being punished for showing up in unauthorized video footage. Specifically, his phone and email permissions were suspended indefinitely under the pretext that such privileges would pose a threat to public safety. Such restrictions, as lawyers have pointed out, were nothing more than infringements on the First Amendment for political prisoners whose discourse challenges state power.

More about Hasan and his involvement in the Lucasville Uprising of 1993 can be found in Staughton Lynd’s book Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising at the following link and the documentary The Great Incarcerator, Part 1: Dark Little Secret at the following link.

Still incarcerated today at Ohio State Penitentiary, Hasan serves as one of the many examples of how far the state is willing to go in order to punish dissidents who challenge its injustice. His unique mistreatment suffered as a result of his revolutionary activities is definitive proof that the United States does indeed hold political prisoners captive despite all its attempts to deny doing such.

Resources

Title Date

Jericho Movement Profile

Emergency alert! Support Lucasville Uprising death row defendant, Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan

Man on death row punished after appearing in Netflix show ‘Captive’

When Lucasville Rose Up

A Prison Strike Organizer Suffers Retaliation For Speaking With Journalists

Occupy4Prisoners Hunger Strike at Ohio State Penitentiary

Imam Hasan locked down in runup to nationwide strike, on hunger strike since July 28

Survivors of Lucasville Uprising denied phone calls and threatened with solitary to censor them

Lucasville Rebellion, longest prison ‘riot’ in history, began 25 years ago, on April 11, 1993

Criminalizing ‘Panther Love’ and the New Wave COINTELPRO tactics in Texas prisons

Lucasville prison uprising leaders go on hunger strike

Never Dormant on Death Row: Siddique Hasan and Bomani Shakur on Ferguson & movements against police violence

Interview with Siddique Abdullah Hasan

Ohio’s Mumia Abu-Jamal

Lucasville: The untold story of a prison uprising