Prisoner Support

Keeping in touch with prisoners is a valuable way to break down the isolation they face. Any movement that seems to pose a serious threat to power will come up against heavy repression sooner or later, and usually sooner, so getting into the habit of supporting prisoners now is a good way to help make sure that we’re ready for more dramatic social upheavals in the future.

If you’ve never written to a prisoner before, have a look at this guide from Brighton Anarchist Black Cross for a few useful tips. The list of prisoners that follows is in no way definitive, it’s just a few cases that have caught my eye for one reason or another.

Kara Wild (awaiting trial on charges related to her alleged involvement in the revolt against the Labour Law in France):
BRAULT, David (Kara) #428682,
MAH de Fleury, 7 Ave des Peupliers,
91705, Fleury Merogis, Cedex, FRANCE

Ramsey Orta (singled out for police harrassment after filming the police murder of Eric Garner, jailed after being convicted on some dodgy charges):
Ramsey Orta – 16A4200
Franklin Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 10
Malone, New York 12953-0010

Josh Williams (given an eight-year sentence for involvement in the Ferguson uprising):

Josh Williams #1292002
Jefferson City Correctional Center
8200 No More Victims
Jefferson City
MO 65101

Ceebo/Damonte Shipp (became politically active after police murdered his cousin Ezell Ford, subsequently convicted for burglary on very shaky grounds and given an extremely long sentence):
Damonte Shipp
California Institution for Men
14901 Central Avenue
Chino, CA 91710

Genoa 2001 prisoners (given long jail sentences in 2012 for participation in the 2001 anti-G8 protests in Genoa):

Marina Cugnaschi
C.C. Bollate
Via Cristina Belgioioso 120
ΙΤ-20021 Milano

Francesco (“Gimmy”) Puglisi
Casa Circondariale di Roma Rebibbia
Via Raffaele Majetti, 70
IT-00156 Roma

Milan Mayday prisoners:

Alessio Dell’Acqua
Niccolò Ripani
Edoardo Algardi
Casieri Andrea
all at:
C.C. San Vittore
Piazza Filangieri 2
20123 Milano


Jock Palfreeman (imprisoned for defending a Roma boy against a group of racists)
Sofia Central Prison
21 General Stoletov Boulevard
Sofia 1309, BULGARIA

Jeremy Hammond (imprisoned for releasing documents exposing police racism and corporate and state spying):
Jeremy Hammond #18729–424
FCI Manchester
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 4000
Manchester, KY 40962

Red Fawn Fallis (held awaiting trial on charges of allegedly firing a weapon during the Standing Rock/Dakota Access Pipeline protests):
Red Fawn Fallis
205 6th St SE Suite 201
Jamestown, ND 58401

Xinachtli (longtime Chicano organiser, given 50 years in prison for defending himself by disarming a cop who drew a gun on him):
Alvaro Luna Hernandez  #255735
James V Allred Unit
2101 FM 369 North
Iowa Park TX 76367

Joseph Dougherty (Elderly US trade unionist, jailed as a scapegoat for the militant tactics associated with his union branch):
Joseph Dougherty 71243-066
FCI Allenwood Low
PO Box 1000
White Deer, PA

Andrew Henry #42521-044 (given six years for looting during the Ferguson revolt)
USP McCreary
US Penitentiary
PO Box 3000
Pine Knot, KY 42635

Roy Brown #01310047 (awaiting trial on charges of looting during the Ferguson revolt – please note that this person is pre-trial. Please write with care.)
11593 State Highway O
Mineral Point
MO 63660

Jacob Montgomery #1287870 (awaiting trial on charges of looting during the Ferguson revolt – please note that this person is pre-trial. Please write with care.)
South Central Correctional Center
255 West Highway 32
Licking, MO

Alexander Irwin #1318275 (convicted of looting during the Ferguson revolt)
2727 Highway K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628

Steven Martin #01141003 (sentenced to ten years for looting a Foot Locker during the Ferguson revolt)
2727 Highway K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628

Jermaine Parker #1185800 (sentenced to 14 years for shooting a firearm out of a car in protest during the night of the November 24th in south St. Louis)
18701 Old Highway 66
Pacific, MO

Dakota Moss #11400-025 (sentenced to 14 years for stealing guns for people to use during the non-indictment riots in November 2014)
 FCI Manchester
PO Box 4000
Manchester, Ky. 40962

Nebraska prison rebels – see here for info

Michigan prison rebels – see here for info


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