Austin American-Statesman - - FRIDAY BRIEFING - — Joe Gross

For­mer Austin-based poet and ac­tivist

Mar­i­lyn Buck was freed from fed­eral prison July 15 af­ter serv­ing 25 years of an 80-year sen­tence for her par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 1979 prison break of As­sata Shakur, a 1981 rob­bery of a Brinks truck and the 1983 U.S. Se­nate bomb­ing, also known as the “Re­sis­tance Con­spir­acy” case.

Buck, an award-win­ning poet who was born in Tem­ple in 1947 and at­tended the Uni­ver­sity of Texas, was di­ag­nosed with uter­ine sar­coma last year, for which she has re­cently un­der­gone surgery and chemo­ther­apy. A ben­e­fit for Buck was held in Austin in June. She is on pa­role in New York.

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