MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A group of activists has delivered a petition with over 1,000 signatures to the Alabama Department of Corrections in an effort to have a convicted murder moved from "remote" Limestone Correctional Facility.
Robert Earl Council, also known as Kinetik Justice, is serving time for a 1995 Coffee County murder conviction. He's been in prison for 22 years.
Council is the co-founder of the Free Alabama Movement. The group organizes work stoppages to demand basic human rights, as well as education and legal support to those in prison.
The Free Alabama Movement, and The Ordinary People's Society with Color Of Change want Council to be held at a facility that makes it easier for him to meet with his attorneys and a doctor for his ongoing health problems.
Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, spokesman for FAM, was in Montgomery Wednesday to deliver the petitions to the ADOC.
"We are trying to get them to move him to a general population or either to St. Clair or Holman, a place that can receive him where he is in general population and treated at least fairly like any other inmate," Glasgow said. "We are mainly doing it now because we know this is retaliation behind him being on of the leaders in the national prison strike that went across 24 states and 40 to 50 prisons," Glasgow went on.
The convict has been in solitary confinement, according to the activists, since going on a hunger strike in October. They say the strike was in response to threats on his life, allegedly by ADOC officers.
The ADOC has not publicly reacted to the petition.