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PATRICK'S MOTION WRITTEN WHILE IN THE HOLE
Written on June 28, 1998 - Submitted on July 6, 1998
As of this date [July 7, 1999] there has been no response from the court
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IN THE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
SOUTHERN DIVISION

 
RONALD PATRICK SWINEY 

Petitioner

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vs.
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CIVIL ACTION NO. 96-P-2823-S
CHARLIE JONES, Warden: ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE STATE OF ALABAMA 

Respondents

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MOTION TO SUPPLEMENT

AS TO RELIEF ONLY

Comes now the Petitioner, pro-se, in the above action, asking this Honorable Court to supplement his petition for Habeas Corpus as to relief only. The supplement relief sought is for the Petitioner to be allowed to leave these United States of America and to go to a country that would offer political asylum so that this Petitioner can escape the political persecutions that he has suffered at the hands of the Alabama State Government for the past 10-1/2 long hard years. This Petitioner seeks relief from political persecution.

This supplement is being written from a punitive isolation cell at Holman Prison. Actually, a 5ft. x 8ft. concrete oven they call a cell. Isolation is because of a published article written by Petitioner (enclosed) to expose the human rights abuses and atrocities committed by prison officials with the blessings of the government of the State of Alabama, including but not limited to, the State Attorney General, as well as the sitting Governor, who openly stated to the public that the Bill of Rights does not apply to Alabama (ref: June 7, 1998, NYTimes, EDITORIAL OBSERVER, The Politics of Embarrassment in Alabama, By HOWELL RAINES). I find redress to any Gestapo rogue government and its agents complete a fruitless endeavor and ask this Honorable Court for relief from these many long years of political persecutions.

To verify my claims, I remind this Honorable Court of the Judicial Order placed on the Petitioner dated 24 March 1998 which ordered Petitioner to disclose what portions of the prosecutorís argument were prejudicial to Petitioner. Needless to say, the Petitioner responded by honoring said Court, and its Order by disclosing these statements as required by this Honorable Court. Thus, this pro-se Petitioner not only pointed out these prejudicial remarks, but also pointed out to this Honorable Court the impossible burden imposed - with prison officialsí retaliation with their mental, emotional and physical abuses on this Petitioner.

Petitioner also pointed out to this Honorable Court all of his ill health - three heart attacks, inflammatory spinal arthritis and emphysema. Petitioner also clearly pointed out to this Honorable Court, that an active conspiracy by State officials was involved to deprive of the ability to defend himself, and pointed out the necessary elements involved to verify this conspiracy to destroy exculpatory evidence forever. And all said documents were served on the Alabama Attorney General.

The Alabama Attorney General responded by asking this Court to dismiss the Petitionerís Habeas Corpus. No inquiry as to the abuses, the retaliation, the "criminal" acts by State officials - No! The Chief Law Enforcement in this State, the Alabama Attorney General, asked this Court to further deny rights guaranteed under the United States Constitution - thus, compounding the injury to this pro-se Petitioner.

It is "certainly" not the Petitionerís view or opinion, but continually, State officials have implied that they have an unusually close and cozy relationship with the Federal Courts in Alabama. In the Gestapo rogue state of Alabama, our only hope for justice is in the Federal Courts - our "only" hope, our only "possible" relief from political persecution lies "solely" with the United States Court. If only these courts could open their ears to the cries of the abused - the persecuted - the atrocities.

I am personally sitting in a 5ft. x 8ft. concrete oven (they call it a cell), as I write this supplement. I am in this "cell" simply because of a published article I wrote exposing just "some" of these abuses - and warning the citizens of these United States of the possible dangers to them because of the neglect and abuse. Today, my wife was to visit me from out-of-state. Iím not even allowed a telephone call to let my family know Iím alive. Why? Because prison officials say that I made a three-way call to some Federal Judge???

But my persecution is not limited to "self" - they persecute my precious wife and the rest of my family. Thus, I beg this Honorable Court for relief from this political persecution.

The sole purpose for prisons is to separate offenders from society. I have no problem with this concept, but surely this does not apply to innocent people. But if this Honorable Court would grant this relief - to leave this country forever and find refuge in a foreign - yet humane and fair country - then regardless of guilt or innocence, I shall be separated from political persecutions of the State of Alabama forever. It would be a win-win situation for everyone. And no political persecutions for myself or my wife or my family. Now how could this rogue state possibly complain?

I presently do not have a country offering political asylum but with a United States Federal Court Order in hand, surely I could find one soon that would hear and entertain my plea for protection from political persecution by the State of Alabama. I pray this Honorable Court will grant relief from these abuses-atrocities-and persecutions.

 Respectfully submitted this 28th day of June, 1998.

Ronald Patrick Swiney

Declaration

The foregoing is declared under penalty of perjury to be true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

So is declared this 28th day of June , 1998.

Ronald Patrick Swiney

Certificate of Service

This will certify serving of the foregoing on all parties below placing same in the U.S. Mail, properly addressed. Postage pre-paid this 6th day of July, 1998. 

Sherry L. Swiney

Original to:
Clerk of the Court
United Stateís District Court
1729 5th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Copy to:
Office of the Attorney General
State of Alabama
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130

Copy to:
Ronald Patrick Swiney
#154406
2-41 Holman 3700
Atmore, AL 36503

Copy to:
Files of Sherry Swiney