OHIO PRISONER MAY FACE PUNISHMENT FOR PARTICIPATING IN NETFLIX SHOW, ‘CAPTIVE’


Moorbey'z Blog

by BRIAN SONENSTEIN

Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan. Photo via Lucasville Amnesty. Source: http://www.lucasvilleamnesty.org/2016/08/detailed-update-from-imam-siddique.html

Ohio prison officials wrote a conduct report for Siddique Abdullah Hasan in connection to his appearance in an episode for the Netflix series, “Captive.” In the episode, he discussed the 1993 prison rebellion known as the Lucasville Uprising.

The conduct report accuses Hasan of making an “unauthorized release of JPay videos” to Minna Sedmakov, a producer for the show. It claims she paid Hasan 20 dollars on two separate occasions for the videos, which were not reviewed by prison officials before their release.

In October 2016, Hasan was punished with 60 days of phone and email restrictions for participating in an interview on NPR. The month before, prison officials restricted his phone and email use for 30 days after they claimed he told a staff imam to wear a bomb to the prison as the national labor strike began on September 9.

No restrictions have been imposed on Hasan yet, but his hearing has been…

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