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.

Kevan Thackrar (wrongly convicted of murder and attempted murder in 2008 for a crime where he wasn’t even present):

A4907AE
HMP Full Sutton
Moor Lane
York
YO41 1PS
UK

The Craigavon 2 (Irish republicans framed for the murder of a cop):

John Paul Wootton or Brendan McConville
HM Prison Maghaberry
17 Old Road
Lisburn
BT28 2PT
UK

Samantha Faulder (homeless anarchist woman wrongfully convicted of murder despite another person confessing):
A1209CF
HMP Foston Hall
Foston
Derby
Derbyshire
DE65 5DN
or email info@freedomforsam.org and they can print your message off and pass it along if needed.

Gage Halupowski (antifascist prisoner serving a six-year sentence for defending Portland against a far-right rally):

Gage Halupowski #817981
Multnomah County Jail
11540 Inverness Dr.
Portland, OR 97220
USA

David Campbell (antifascist prisoner serving an eighteen-month sentence for helping to confront a far-right event in New York):
David Campbell #3101900657
Eric M. Taylor Center (EMTC)
10-10 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
Or use the handy contact form here and his support crew will print your comment off and send it to him.

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
Collins Correctional Middle Rd
P.O Box 340
Collins, NY 14034
USA

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

Josh Williams #1292002
Missouri Eastern Correctional Center
18701 Old Highway 66
Pacific, MO 63069
USA

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
#AI-3342
California Institution for Men
14901 Central Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
USA

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

Francesco (“Gimmy”) Puglisi – Casa Circondariale di Roma Rebibbia – G9 – cella 12 – piano 2 – sezione A – Nuovo Complesso in Via Raffaele Majetti, 70 – 00156 Roma 

Hamburg G20 prisoners:

Write to Peike c/o Eerste Schinkelstraat 14-16, Amsterdam, Holland

Jock Palfreeman (imprisoned for defending a Roma boy against a group of racists)
Jock Palfreeman
Kazichene Prison
Kazichene 1532
Region Pancharevo
Sofia
Bulgaria

Jeremy Hammond (imprisoned for releasing documents exposing police racism and corporate and state spying):
Jeremy Hammond #A0182888
William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center
2001 Mill Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
USA

Red Fawn Fallis (serving a 57-month sentence on charges related to the Standing Rock/Dakota Access Pipeline protests):
Red Fawn Fallis
#16358-059
FCI Dublin
5701 8th Street–Camp Parks
Dublin, California 94568
USA

Michael “Rattler” Markus (serving a 36-month sentence on charges related to the Standing Rock/Dakota Access Pipeline protests):
Michael “Rattler” Markus
06280-073
FCI Sandstone
Federal Correctional Institution
PO Box 1000
Sandstone, MN 55072

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
USA

Joseph Dibee (held awaiting trial on charges of allegedly participating in environmental direct actions in the early 1990s):
Joseph Dibee #20190001363
Columbia County Jail
901 Port Avenue
St. Helens, Oregon 97051
USA

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
17887
USA

Roy Brown #01310047 (convicted of looting charges during the Ferguson revolt, along with other unrelated robberies, serving 60 years)
11593 State Highway O
Mineral Point
MO 63660
USA

Jacob Montgomery #1287870 (sentenced to 13 years after being convicted of looting during the Ferguson revolt, along with other unrelated robberies)
Moberly Correctional Center
PO Box 7
Moberly, MO 65270
USA

Steven Martin #01141003 (sentenced to ten years for looting a Foot Locker during the Ferguson revolt)
Tipton Correctional Center
619 North Osage Avenue
Tipton, MO 65081
USA

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)
MECC
18701 Old Highway 66
Pacific, MO
63069
USA

Dakota Moss #11400-025 (sentenced to 14 years for stealing guns for people to use during the non-indictment riots in November 2014)
USP Terre Haute
4700 Bureau Road South
Terre Haute, IN 47802
USA

International antifascist prisoner listing

Vaughn uprising prison rebels – see here for more info

Nebraska prison rebels – see here for info

Michigan prison rebels – see here for info

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