Steve Kelly, SJ, in California jail, to be taken into federal custody due to outstanding warrant

[May 1 update:  Steve Kelly is now being held at FDC SeaTac.  You can write him a note of support:  Stephen Kelly, #00816-111, FDC SeaTac, P.O. Box 13900, Seattle, WA 98198.]

Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ and Larry Purcell were jailed over the Easter weekend when they refused to sign for release after being arrested on Good Friday with 4 other nuclear abolition activists at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California.  Kelly was also informed that he had an outstanding federal warrant. He agreed on April 2 to waive an extradition hearing.

On April 3, the two men appeared in court for a hearing.  The state charges were dropped for all 6 arrestees, and Purcell was released.

Federal marshals have 30 days to take Kelly into custody to begin serving time for parole violation from his Disarm Now Plowshares sentence.  For now he is at the Main Jail South in Santa Clara County.  

Since he can be moved at any time, you are welcome to send a card or letter for Steve to the Nuclear Resister (Stephen Kelly, c/o the Nuclear Resister, PO Box 43383, Tucson, AZ 85733), and we will forward mail to him as soon as we learn where he is.  Updates on the whereabouts of Steve and other imprisoned anti-nuclear and anti-war resisters can be found at Inside and Out.

[April 29 update:  Steve is still in custody and now in the midst of being transported.  He is currently at a corrections facility in Pahrump, Nevada.]