by political prisoner Eric King
The universe continually expands
but my world stays stagnant
these walls never move,
these windows never open.
I remember tho,
I’ve been someone else’s pain,
Made other’s space feel like their own ADX
the goal then, it seems
isn’t just to breathe fresh air
but to breathe it as a better me
To never be someone else’s warden
What good is being free
if only to behave oppressively to others?
“Freedom doesn’t have a purpose”
but mine will be to love + heal+ grow
to cherish the million small blessings
we’re presented every day
if we only chose 2 see them
especially the ones we construct ourselves
Eric King #27090-045
USP Florence ADMAX
PO Box 8500
Florence, CO 81226
Eric G. King, a 36-year-old vegan anarchist political prisoner and poet, was arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a Congressperson’s office in Kansas City, Missouri in September 2014.
Eric was charged with throwing a hammer through a window of the building, followed by two lit Molotov cocktails. The criminal complaint states that both incendiary devices failed to ignite.
On March 3, 2016, he accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement to one count of using “explosive materials to commit arson of property used in or affecting interstate commerce.” Almost three months later, on June 28th, Eric was sentenced to ten years, the statutory minimum and maximum for the charge he pleaded guilty to.
Since his arrest and subsequent incarceration, he has been extremely isolated from his loved ones and has repeatedly been targeted by the guards, who have regularly put him in jeopardy. At CCA Leavenworth where Eric was held in pretrial detention, he was kept in segregation for 6 months at one point and was often subjected to stints in solitary confinement after the guards targeted him. Despite these struggles, he continues to maintain his good spirits and resolve to see this situation through to the end. He is also maintaining his dedication to struggling for a world free of domination and oppression.
Eric was falsely accused of assaulting a government official for an incident that occurred in August 2018 at FCI Florence. He was acquitted at a federal trial on March 18, 2022 and punished by being sent to the federal Supermax prison at USP Florence. Eric had been housed in a segregation cell at FCI Englewood since August 2019. His release date is 2/2024.