CeCe is gettin’ Free! Lynne Stewart is Free!

The turn of the year has brought us GREAT news for CeCe McDonald and Lynne Stewart.

Dear CeCe McDonald supporters, The rumors are true: CeCe is scheduled to be released from prison in January. She will wait and write a public statement about her release after she gets out of prison, because she wants to tell you all in her own words and own time. She would like to spend her first days out in privacy, with people she feels close to. Again, information about her release will be shared when CeCe feels it is the right time to do so. In the meantime, she and her support committee ask everyone to be patient.  We are excited to throw her a party, the weekend after her release. As soon as the venue and date are confirmed, we will announce! This party is a chance for everyone who has been supporting CeCe to come out and celebrate her release with her.  Many of you are eager to send contributions of money or materials, to aid in her transition home. Keep an eye on the FreeCece Mcdonald Facebook page for specific ‘asks’ in the future. Right now, because of the incredible support of her community here in Minneapolis and around the world, she will be safe, comfortable, and cared for when she rejoins us. Please consider sending a donation to other incarcerated people or abolition movements. (Check out the Rainbow Defense Fund Thanks everyone for supporting CeCe, and for supporting her now in the way she most needs: with your patience.  ~ CeCe Support Committee


After 19 months of incarceration CeCe is set to be released January McDonald is a young African American transgender woman who is charged with two counts of “second degree murder” after an incident that began when she was violently assaulted because of her gender and race. Read about her upcoming release in the Advocate article. Also, Keep in touch with Ce Ce via her facebook page and the main website of her support committee.




WELCOME HOME LYNNE!! Lynne Stewart was granted Compassionate Release and freed from prison for the New Year. Please read more about her case, unjust imprisonment and joyful return to her family and supporters at

Lynne Stewart's freeing and return to NYC.

Thurs., Jan. 2 around 8:40 AM – Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman and Renee Feltz covered the whole welcome-home, and played excerpts. Video archive and transcript at

Joyful Lynne!

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