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[All US federal prisoners’ addresses can also be located at: www.bop.gov/inmateloc/]
Eric King #27090045, CCA Leavenworth, 100 Highway Terrace, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA. [Updated: 15/05/15]
Eric G. King, a 28-year-old vegan anarchist, was arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas City, MO in September 2014. Eric is being charged with throwing a hammer through a window of the building, followed by two lit Molotov cocktails. The criminal complaint states that both alleged incendiary devices failed to ignite. Scheduled to go to trial in July 2015, he is facing up to 30 years in federal prison.
Eric was identified as a suspect by local police because he had previously come under suspicion for anti-government and anti-police graffiti. He is currently being held in the Corrections Corporation of America’s Leavenworth Detention Center.
More information at:
You can also help Eric towards the costs of phone calls with friends and supporters to prevent him from being isolated, the costs of books and shipping to help him pass the time inside (much of which has been in solitary confinement), and commissary to help him purchase toiletry items and vegan food, as well as helping people to come support him by pack the courtroom for Eric’s trial, by donating to Eric’s Fundrazr account.
Black Scare’/Occupy Conspiracy Prisoners
In the wake of ‘Green Scare’, the FBI have taken to widening their targeting strategy and have the Occupy Movement and anarchists in general in their sights. Using the standard COINTELPRO tactics of infiltration and the use of agent provocateurs, the FBI have set up a number of people in fabricated terrorism charges.
Five Occupy Cleveland activists – Doug Wright, Connor Stevens, Brandon Baxter, Joshua ‘Skelly’ Stafford and Tony Hayne – were arrested and jointly charged with conspiracy, attempted use of an explosive device to destroy property in interstate commerce, and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction to destroy property in interstate commerce. This relates to an alleged ‘plot’ to blow up an Ohio bridge on May Day to protest corporate rule. Much of the State’s case is based on the actions and testimony of a paid informant or ‘confidential human source’ who did everything he could to push the five towards considering bombing the bridge and on an undercover FBI agent who was going to build the bomb for them.
Anthony Hayne has since cut a deal with the US government and, in return for a reduced sentence, will testify against his co-defendant As a result he has been removed from all prisoner support list.
Connor Stevens, #57978-060, FCI McKean, PO Box 8000, Bradford, PA 16701, USA.
Brandon Baxter, #57972-060, USP Atwater, PO Box 019001, Atwater, CA, 95301, USA.
Joshua Stafford, #57976-060, USP Tucson, Post Office Box 24550,Tucson, Arizona 85734, USA.
Douglas L. Wright, #57973-060, USP Allenwood, P.O. Box 3000, White Deer, PA, 17887, USA.
[All addresses Correct as of: 05/12/15]
Or write to the 4: c/o Cleveland 4 Justice, P.O. Box 602117, Cleveland, OH 44102, USA
Jeremy Hammond #18729-424, FCI Manchester; Federal Correctional Institution; P.O. Box 4000; Manchester, KY 40962; USA. [Correct as of: 28/07/14]
Jeremy Hammond was arrested in March 2012 and charged with five felony counts, including three under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Each of the CFAA counts carries a 10-year maximum prison sentence, with the total amounting to more than 40 years, for publicising internal emails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor through Wikileaks.
Though he is charged with committing non-violent offences, he has been denied bail. Since his jailing he has been denied access to family (one year) and friends (two years) for minor jailhouse infractions. He has also been placed in solitary confinement on two separate occasions. He has been awaiting a trial date for over a year.
Facing the possibility of a 40 year plus sentence, on May 28 2013 he pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Jeremy was sentenced on November 15 to 10 years in prison, the term that the prosecution had demanded. He has since been transferred to FCI Manchester. [Updated: 18/01/14]
In a widespread coordinated FBI sweep called ‘Operation Backfire’ in early 2006, a number of people have been imprisoned for acts of ELF and ALF (Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front) property destruction and sabotage, implicated by informers and other defendants. One of the defendants, Bill Rodgers from Arizona, was found dead in his cell while on remand in an apparent suicide. The term Green Scare refers to the federal government’s expanding prosecution efforts against animal liberation and ecological activists, drawing parallels to the “Red Scares” of the 1910’s and 1950s.
Rebecca Rubin #98290-011, FCI Dublin, 5701 8th Street – Camp Parks, Dublin, California 94568, USA. [correct as of: 05/06/15]
Earlier this year, Rebecca Rubin turned herself in after 7 years on the run, wanted for a series of Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front arsons. In early October 2013, she plead guilty to participating in and/or planning four arsons:
1997: Freeing 400 wild horses and setting fire to a U.S. Bureau of Land management corral in Burns, Oregon. (Claimed by the ALF)
1998: Participating in the planning of a fire at a Vail ski resort in Colorado.
1998: Fire at the headquarters of U.S. Forest Industries in Medford, Oregon (claimed by the ELF)
2001: Freeing horses and setting fire to a BLM horse and burro corral at Litchfield, California. (Claimed by the ALF)
Rebecca was set to turn herself in as early as 2009, however prosecutors would not agree to any plea agreement that did not involve Rubin implicating her co-defendants, which Rubin refused to do. According to her current plea agreement, the government will not ask the judge for a sentence longer than 7.5 years.
UPDATE: Rebecca was sentenced to 5 years in prison, less than prosecutors had sought, on January 27, 2014.
Justin Solondz #98291-011, FCI Oakdale I, P.O. Box 5000, Oakdale, LA 71463, USA. [correct as of: 05/06/15]
After being extradited from China and convicted of Earth Liberation Front actions in the USA, Green Scare target Justin Solondz has been transferred to a prison much closer to his parents in western Pennsylvania. Justin is serving seven years having admitted his part in the 2006 University of Washington firebombing.
Marius Jacob Mason, #04672-061, FMC Carswell, Federal Medical Center, P.O. Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127, USA. [correct as of: 20/07/14]
Sentenced to 21 years and 10 months for involvement in ELF arsons, against a University building carrying out Genetically Modified crop tests and other ELF actions, Marius has received the longest sentence of any of the Green Scare defendants.
UPDATE: We would like to let everyone know that Marius Jacob Mason will no longer be using the name Marie, and will be using male pronouns. We hope that you will all join us in supporting Marius through this transition, which will no doubt be extra challenging within the prison system. Until his name is legally changed, any mail sent to Marius in prison will still need to be addressed to ‘Marie Mason’ on the envelope. This goes for donations also. Please write to Marius at this time! Receiving supportive and friendly mail makes a world of difference. [source] [20/07/14]
Eric Wildcat Hall #BL-5355, Unit H/A, SCI Forest, PO Box 945, Marienville, PA 16237, USA. [Updated: 15/05/14]
Serving 35-75 years for helping ship arms to Central American indigenous activists.
Brian McCarvill #11037967, Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI), 777 Stanton Blvd, Ontario, OR 97914, USA.
Brian is serving an absurd 30+ year sentence related to a custody battle and a violent altercation with the Child Services Department. He’s a dedicated prisoner rights activist.
David Gilbert #83A6158, Auburn Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 618, New York 13024, USA.
After about 5 years of organizing in the above ground movement during the sixties, David joined the revolutionary underground, spending a total of 10 years living clandestinely, actively resisting imperialism with arms as part of the Weather Underground group. On October 20, 1981, he and other comrades were captured at Nyack, NY during an attempted expropriation by a unit of the Black Liberation Army working with white revolutionaries (known as the Revolutionary Armed Task Force- RATF). During the expropriation attempt, 3 officers were killed. Charged and convicted of felony murder, David is serving a 75 year (minimum) to life sentence.
Leonard Peltier # 89637-132 USP Coleman I, U.S. Penitentiary, P.O. Box 1033, Coleman, Fl 33521, USA. [Correct as of: 25/10/13]
Leonard was an American Indian Movement (AIM) activist framed by a COINTELPRO operation for the murder of two FBI agents in 1975 and is serving two consecutive life sentences. He’s gravely ill at the moment and is being denied a transfer to the medical facility.
His support group can be contacted: LPDC, PO Box 583, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA.
John Graham, #55101, South Dakota State Penitentiary, Box 5911, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5911, USA.
John was an American Indian Movement (AIM) activist and was arrested in Vancouver in December 2003, and extradited to South Dakota in December 2007. The allegations against John are of murdering fellow AIM member Anna Mae Pictou in 1975. John Graham denies he killed Anna Mae.
Jerome White-Bey – Happily, Jerome was finally released at the end of December 2015.
Jerome is an anarchist prison activist who set up the Missouri Prison Labour Union to fight slave labour in prisons.. In prison for nearly 40 years now, he has long been a target for repression by the prison authorities.
For more on Jerome, see this interview.
Byron Shane “Oso Blanco” Chubbuck #07909-051, USP Allenwood, P.O. Box 3000, White Deer, Pennsylvania 17887, USA. [Correct as of: 01/12/15]
An Indigenous rights activist serving 80 years for bank robbery, aggravated assault on the FBI, escape and firearms charges. A confidential informant reported that Oso was robbing banks in order to acquire funds to support the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico throughout 1998-99.
[Address envelope to Byron Chubbuck]
Sean Swain #243-205, Warren Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 120, 5787 State Route 63, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, USA. [Updated: 15/08/15]
An anarchist/indigenous prisoner and former union organiser fighting his conviction by citing the US government’s illegal occupation of native land, also by running for governor of Ohio from prison as a Zapatista candidate in 2010.
He has been held without a legal conviction or sentence since 1991 for the self-defence killing of a court official’s relative who broke into Sean’s home and threatened his life. In 2011, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority gave Sean a continuance of 5 years without notifying his counsel of a full-board hearing as required by statute. None of the State’s laws apply in Sean Swain’s case. His next parole eligibility date is in 2016 but there is no reason to believe the State will have any greater regard for justice or truth than it does now, so Sean has stated that he will not attend that hearing.
Check out Sean’s regular posts on his website.
Russell Maroon Shoats #AF-3855, SCI Graterford, P.O. Box 244, Graterford, PA 19426, USA. [Correct as of: 03/02/14]
Maroon is a 68-year old political prisoner, community activist, founding member of the Black Unity Council, former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. He has spent the last twenty-one years in solitary confinement within the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC). During this time he has not violated prison rules, and has not been issued any misconducts in more than two decades. Despite his impeccable record, prison authorities continue to hold him in 23-24 hour lockdown at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) Greene based on acts that occurred more than thirty years ago.
For more background info see his Denver ABC page.
Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280, Sullivan Correctional Facility, 325 Riverside Drive, P.O. Box 116, Fallsberg, NY 12733-0116, USA.
Seth Hayes is a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, he was framed and convicted of murdering a NYC police officer in 1973. He was charged with seven counts of attempted murder and one count of murder in the first degree. He has repeatedly been denied parole, not based on his record in prison but because of his political beliefs and work with the Black Panther Party. You can find more about Seth here.
The Angola 3 **ALBERT IS FINALLY FREE**
Albert Woodfox, Herman Wallace and Robert “King” Wilkerson, still known by their campaign name The Angola 3 (King was released at the beginning of 2001), initially arrived at Angola with sentences for unrelated robberies. Wallace and Woodfox founded the first chapter of the Black Panther Party at Angola and led campaigns to stop prison rape and improve conditions of the slave plantation. Their activism made them targets of the all-white prison administration and in 1972, in an effort to stop their organizing, prison officials concocted murder charges against Woodfox and Wallace for the killing of a prison guard. Relying on the paid-for testimony of prison snitches Angola officials won convictions against the two men who received sentences of life without parole. Later, in 1972, when Wilkerson arrived at Angola his reputation as an activist preceded him, and he was immediately placed in solitary. Subsequently he was charged with and convicted for a murder he did not commit, even though he was not yet at Angola when the murder took place, was gagged with duct-tape during the trial and the actual killer admitted he’d acted alone in self-defence.
Herman was released on 01/10/13 after spending nearly 42 years in solitary confinement following the overturning of his conviction and the ordering of his retrial but he sadly he died within 2 days of his release. He is much missed by all who knew him and especially his comrades Albert and Robert.
Albert (Shaka Cinque) however, continued to languish in solitary until 19/02/16, when Louisiana State officials gave up their attempts to prevent his release by forcing through a retrial on the murder of the prison guard that led to the Angola 3 languishing in prison for so long. He pled guilty to lesser charges, whilst still maintaining his innocence, and was freed on his 69th birthday, February 19, after 43 years and 10 months in solitary confinement. He is now no longer the US’s longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner.
For more info see Angola3News.
MOVE was a mainly black revolutionary group with an ecological perspective who were consistently persecuted by Philadelphia police during the 70’s. This culminated in the police firebombing of their commune in 1985 in which 11 people, including five children, were killed, either shot trying to flee the burning building or who died in the conflagration. The ‘Move 9’ were framed for the alleged murder of a cop shot in 1978, after hundreds of police surrounded their house & flooded it with water & gunfire. The officer was shot to the back of the head. He was facing the house at the time, which would therefore negate the notion that MOVE was responsible for his death. The ‘9’ were found guilty and sentenced to up to 100 years each.
The 9th defendant, Merle Africa died in prison in 1998 under suspicious circumstances.
William Philips Africa
Phil Africa sadly passes away on January 10, 2015, in SCI Dallas under mysterious circumstances. For more information see: onamove.com/phil-africa-dies-suspiciously/
Debbie Simms Africa #006307,
Janet Holloway Africa #006308,
Janine Phillips Africa #006309,
SCI Cambridge Springs, 451 Fullerton Ave, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238, USA.
Michael Davis Africa AM4973,
SCI Grateford, PO Box 244, Grateford, PA 19426-0244, USA.
Edward Goodman Africa AM4974,
SCI Mahanoy, 301 Morea Road, Frackville, PA 17931, USA
Delbert Orr Africa AM4985,
Charles Sims Africa AM4975,
SCI Dallas, Follies Road, Drawer K, Dallas, PA18612, USA.
Mumia Abu-Jamal AM8335, SCI Mahanoy, 301 Morea Road, Frackville, PA 17932, USA.
Mumia is an ex-Black Panther, radical journalist and MOVE supporter who was framed for the murder of a cop in 1981. The death sentence for Mumia has been overturned, but his defence team has 180 days, to put together an appeal against his sentence being commuted to life. For more info contact International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, PO Box 19709, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA.
UPDATE: Since the Supreme Court rejected a request from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to overturn the most recent federal appeals court decision declaring Mumia’s death sentence unconstitutional, he has been moved out of Administrative Custody and transferred to Disciplinary Custody at SCI Mahanoy. [16/12/11]
And since moved to the general population. [Updated 31/01/13] For the latest on Mumia’s on-going health problems, see our News page.
Toronto G8/G20 defendants
All known Toronto G8/G20 prisoners have been released after serving their sentences.
As a result of the ongoing protests involving students and others, as well as the long running struggles of the Mapuche people the political prisoner situation in Chile is particularly dynamic, with numerous activists currently under arrest awaiting trial.
We recommend checking out the following sites for up to date information:
Tamara Sol Farias Vergara, Torre 1, Centro Detención Preventiva San Miguel, Santiago, Chile. [correct as of: 01/02/15]
Charged on January 21, 2014, with the shooting of a security guard BancoEstado in revenge for the death of the anarchist comrade Sebastian Overluij. She wass stopped when entering a nearbye station a with the loaded revolver. Sol is the niece of the Vergara brothers, killed by the dictatorship and granddaughter of Luisa and Manuel, who have held a memorial every March 29th, the day that their children were murdered.
On February 4, 2015, the court in Santiago issued its judgment against Tamara Sol. The court acknowledged the mitigating factor of her previous irreproachable conduct, but denied that Tamara Sol substantially collaborated in clarifying the facts, considering that neither her statement given to the prosecution at the stage of the investigation with which she admitted to the facts, nor her consent to the realisation of several expert reports contributed anything, since the evidence was already available to the authorities from the moment of her arrest. In addition, the defense’s proposed mitigating circumstance of diminished capacity, based on expert testimonies by psychologists, was dismissed.
In fact, the presiding judge adopted the prosecution’s argument that spoke of a premeditated action, alleging that this has been demonstrated by the cry “revenge for Sebastián” attributed to Tamara Sol at the time of opening fire on the guard, and emphasising the fact she chose not to make any declaration during the trial. Thus, while the defense sought recognition of two mitigating circumstances in order to request a sentence of 3 to 5 years and the application of the alternative sentence of release under intensive supervision instead of actual imprisonment, this objective was not reached.
In particular, Tamara Sol Farías Vergara was convicted of aggravated attempted homicide and sentenced to 7 years in prison, perpetual absolute disqualification from holding any public duty and office and from practicing political rights, and absolute disqualification from maintaining or obtaining any professional license for the duration of the prison sentence. She was also convicted of theft regarding the gun of the security guard and sentenced to 61 days in prison and a fine of almost 215,000 Chilean pesos (300 euros) and ordered to pay the court costs.
Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda
Freddy Fuentevilla Saa
Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad, Cárcel de Alta Seguridad, Modulo H Norte, 1902 Avenida Pedro Montt, Santiago, Chile. [Correct as of: 30/3/14]
Juan Aliste Vega
Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad, Cárcel de Alta Seguridad, Modulo J, 1902 Avenida Pedro Montt, Santiago, Chile. [Correct as of: 30/3/14]
Marcelo Villarroel , Freddy Fuentevilla and Juan Aliste Vega were arrested in 2009 after a long international manhunt, accused of the robbery of a Santander Bank and the murder of a cop in October 2007. They have been imprisoned for over 3 years awaiting trial and have had it regularly postponed. However, a new date has been set for Tuesday, March 25. [Updated: 15/02/14]
On July 2, 2014, the 3 comrades were sentenced in their absence, having refused to assist in the judicial show, and gave their disposition by video link. The sentences were:
Juan Aliste: 18 years for the homicide of Moyano + 10 years for attempted homicide on the cop Abarca + 14 years for the assault on Santander Bank in Valparaiso and Banco Security = 42 years in prison
Freddy Fuentevilla: 5 years for accessory to the Moyano homicide + 3 years for accessory to attempted homicide of Abarca + 7 years for the Banco Security robbery = 15 years in prison
Marcelo Villarroel: 14 years in prison for the assault on Santander Bank in Valparaiso and Banco Security. [Updated: 07/07/14]
Sebastián Fajardo, Cárcel Concesionada Santiago Uno, Módulo 34, Avenida Pedro Montt, Santiago, Chile.
Eduardo Garay, Cárcel Concesionada Santiago Uno, Módulo 35, Avenida Pedro Montt, Santiago, Chile.
Sebastián, aka ‘El Chasca’, and Eduardo, aka ‘El Mecha’, were arrested during the January 4, 2012 march through downtown Santiago to commemorate the four years since the death of Matthias Catrileo. Both are charged with the burring of a bus and are awaiting trial. [Updated: 30/3/14]
Iván Silva, Cárcel Concesionada Santiago Uno, Módulo 35, Avenida Pedro Montt, Santiago, Chile.
Carla Verdugo, Cárcel de San Miguel – Sección Femenina, Torre 5, segundo piso, Centro de Detencion Preventiva Santiago Sur, Avenida Pedro Montt 1902, Santiago, Chile.
Iván and Carla were arrested on April 16, 2013, in the comuna de la Granja and charged under the anti-terrorism law for attempted bombing following the alleged finding of materials for the manufacture of an explosive device. Carla is also the partner of Juan Aliste Vega who is currently in the UEAS accused of a bank robbery in 2007. [Updated: 30/3/14]
Hans Niemeyer Salinas, Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad, Cárcel de Alta Seguridad, Módulo J,
Avenida Pedro Montt 1902-A, Santiago, Chile. [Correct as of: 30/3/14]
Hans Niemeyer was arrested on November 30, 2011 near a BCI Bank after an explosive attack. Held in preventive prison under the Anti-terrorist Law, he was charged for another 3 attacks. After a year in prison, Hans was granted house arrest and went underground on December 7, 2012 after his legal process was effectively sabotaged by the state. On April 26, 2013, he was arrested by the Investigative Police (PDI). Hans was sentenced in July 2013 to 5 years in prison, and since then has carried out multiple hunger strikes, the latest in solidarity with Monica Caballero, Francisco Solar, Sebastian Oversluij, and Matias Catrileo.
[See also: Requiem for the Passing Moon]
Esteban Huiniguir, Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad, Cárcel de Alta Seguridad, Modulo J, Avenida Pedro Montt 1902-A, Santiago, Chile.
A former member of the MJL (Lautaro Youth Movement – NDT), Esteban was arrested on March 29, 2008, and falsely convicted for growing marijuana (3 years and 1 day in prison) and limited dealing (541 days in jail), following a raid on his home and arrest other people in the house for possession of Molotov cocktails.
Anarchist prisoner José Miguel Sánchez Jiménez was released from prison after spending 20 years in captivity on February 27, 2014. [17/03/14]
Juan Tapia Olivares, Cárcel Santiago Sur (Ex-penitenciaria), Modulo D, Avenida Pedro Montt 1902, Santiago, Chile.
An ex-member of the Lautaro Youth Movement, he was arrested on October 24, 2010 in connection with the March 26, 1993 case where the human rights activist Norma Vergara Cáceres was killed by agents of DIPOLCAR (Directorate of Police Intelligence) whilst attending a meeting at a restaurant in downtown Santiago. Tried in 2006 without being present and without the right to a defence, he was sentenced to 14 years.
Alberto Olivares Fuenzalida, Cárcel Santiago Sur (Ex-penitenciaria), Modulo A, Avenida Pedro Montt 1902, Santiago, Chile.
Nico is an ex-member of FPMR (Frente Patriótico Manuel Rodriguez) and political prisoner from the 1990s, and a member of the ’22 de Enero’ (22 January) libertarian animal rights group. Currently under arrest for various expropriations, he has participated in various prison hunger strikes and protests, as well as writing and maintaining the anti-prisons struggle everywhere.
Fernando Barcenas Castillois an 18-year-old anarchist, student of the College of Sciences and Humanities on the Vallejo campus who also works in a furniture factory. He was arrested on December 13, 2013 accused of burning a Christmas tree company Coca-Cola in Mexico City in the first demonstration against the 67% in fares on the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metro (Metro Public Transport System). Accused of attacks on public peace and criminal association linked to the setting fire of an xmas tree outsde the Coca-Cola offices, he was arrested some distance away from the event. The only evidence against him was a heavily edited video, which fails to identify him directly, and after a year in custody he has been sentenced to 5 years 9 months jail time.
Letters can be sent to Fernando via cnario [at] riseup.net
Salvador Martinez López, Reclusorio Preventivo Varonil Norte, Estancia de ingreso Zona 3, Estancia 12, Jaime Nuno 155, Gustavo A. Madero, Zona Escolar, 07230 Ciudad de Mexico, D.F., Mexico. [Updated: 31/03/14]
Seiya is a young anti-fascist with 2 children who was arrested on October 2, 2013 during a confrontation with the police. Police searched his home and took away a number of items, including what they claim is marijuana. He is currently awaiting trial on unspecified charges.