In September, Omar “Sefu” Shannon was transferred to a maximum-security prison in Cumberland, Md., without explanation and in spite of 11 years of good behavior. He is now across the state and isolated from his family, attorney, support network, and mentees. Read more about Omar and why he thinks he was transferred.
Tell the Maryland Department of Corrections that you are concerned about Omar’s transfer. Send an email to Commissioner J. Michael Stouffer and to Gary Maynard, Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
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