Lemar, who lives in Chicago where he is an outstanding organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World and Black Autonomy Federation, is from Pennsylvania, African American, and was incarcerated there for several years. While in prison, he became politically conscious and organized with other prisoners against the inhumane conditions to which they were subjected.

Chicago housing and anti-prison activist Hybachi Lemar was arrested while touring to promote his book, “The Deprived and Depraved.” He is now being charged with ‘terroristic threats,’