Political Prisoner Dies Iin US Jail For Protesting Taxation

At the age of 87, Schiff was sentenced to 14 years in prison, and sadly, he just died just before his planned release.
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    (ANTIMEDIA) Maryland — Last week, political prisoner Irwin Schiff died behind bars at the age of 87. He was serving multiple sentences related to his work protesting and challenging tax laws. Throughout his life, Schiff authored many books and ran for political office on several occasions. His final book, The Federal Mafia: How the Government Illegally Imposes and Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes, became the only non-fiction book to be banned in America.

    At the age of 87, Schiff was sentenced to 14 years in prison, and sadly, he just died just before his planned release.

    In a recent statement, son Peter Schiff explained how his father’s condition worsened while he was in custody:

    “The unnecessarily cruel twist in his final years occurred seven years ago when he reached his 80th birthday. At that point the government moved him from an extremely low security federal prison camp in New York State where he was within easy driving distance from family and friends, to a federal correctional institutes, first in Indiana and then in Texas. This was done specially to give him access to better medical care.  The trade off was that my father was forced to live isolated from those who loved him. Given that visiting him required long flights, car rentals, and hotel stays, his visits were few and far between. Yet while at these supposed superior medical facilities, my father received virtually no medical care at all, not even for the cataracts that left him legally blind, until the skin cancer on his head had spread to just about every organ in his body.

    “At the time of his diagnosis in early August of this year, he was given four-to-six months to live. We tried to get him out of prison on compassionate release so that he could live out the final months of his life with his family, spending some precious moments with the grandchildren he had barely known.  But he did not live long enough for the bureaucratic process to be completed.”

    While in prison, Schiff reportedly had his commissary money taken by the IRS, meaning he was unable to buy toothpaste and food items that he needed. The decision to force him to die in jail instead of allowing him to spend his final days with his family was criticized, even by people who did not agree with his work.

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    • GALT

      Peter seems to have written an extensive eulogy for his
      father…..Peter has a net worth of 70 million……and is still
      actively playing the financial doom game….and YES you
      CAN EAT your gold/silver bars and coins, etc.

      Now it seems to me, and this could just be a personable foible,
      that as his SON……you COULD have prevented all of this or at
      least tried……and his case was a “first amendment issue” and
      you could have helped with that…..but like the “montana freeman”,
      he just fell into a “black whole”…….

      • GALT

        BTW not that this matters but Irwin owes me $100 and dinner, regarding
        the use of 26 CFR 31.3402 (p) as the proper means of preventing F.I.C.A.
        with holding from paychecks which he failed to mention in his How Anyone
        Can Drop Out of Social Security and never raised in any other book, either.
        ( note: the IRS has since intervened in exercising this “reg”….since completing
        a w-4 is “voluntary”…..filing exempt, dealt with the “income/wage” tax, and the
        above reg…..the second SS tax on wages could be dealt with directly through the
        Social Security Administration…..who would, upon prompting, inform your
        “ignorant, cowardly employer” that SS was indeed a “voluntary program”.
        At this point, as far as your employer was concerned……you would be “just”
        an expense…..no W2 was required…..nor “matching contributions”…..everybody
        wins. )