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.

Bristol Kill the Bill prisoners:

Ryan Dwyer A4276AT
Kane Adamson A1103ER
Shaun Davies A4075ER
Kain Simmonds A9381EQ
Brandon Lloyd A0806EE
William Houlton A1824ET
Ben Rankin A1261AY
Callum Middleton A1817ET
HMP Portland
104 The Grove
Easton, Portland
Dorset
DT5 1DL

Ryan Roberts A5155EM
HMP Swaleside
Brabazon Rd
Eastchurch
Isle of Sheppey ME12 4AX

Joseph Foster A1421CD
HMP Bristol
19 Cambridge Road
BS7 8PS

Jasmine York A9204ET
Mariella Gedge-Rogers A881ET
HMP Eastwood Park
Falfield
Wotton Under Edge
GL12 8DB

Toby Shone (convicted of drugs charges following a political raid on his house connected to the anarchist website 325):
Toby Shone A7645EP
HM Prison Parc
Heol Hobcyn John
Coity, Bridgend
CF35 6AP

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.

Siyanda Mngaza (given four and a half years in prison for defending herself from a racist attack):

Siyanda Mngaza
Eastwood Park
Falfield
Wotton-under-Edge
Gloucestershire
GL12 8DB

Black Lives Matter/George Floyd uprising defendants (these people are pre-trial so please do not discuss their alleged actions or say anything that could be used against them):

Isaiah Willoughby 49960-086
FDC SeaTac Federal Detention Center
PO Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198

Desmond David-Pitts 49970-086
FCI Sheridan
PO Box 5000
Sheridan, OR 97378

Kelly Jackson 50288-086
FCI Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. BOX 5000
Sheridan, OR 97378

Tyre Means 49981-086
USP Beaumont
PO BOX 26030
Beaumont, TX 77720

Montez Lee
Sherburne County Jail
13880 Business Center Dr. NW
Suite 200
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Matthew White #21434-041
USP McCreary
P.O. Box 3000
Pine Knot, KY 42635

José Felan
Sherburne County Jail
13880 Business Center Dr.
NW Suite 200 Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Matthew Rupert
Sherburne County Jail
13880 Business Center Dr. NW
Suite 200 Elk River, MN 55330-1692

David Elmakayes 77782-066
FDC Philadelphia
PO BOX 562
Philadelphia, PA 19105

Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal 70002-066
FDC Philadelphia
PO BOX 562
Philadelphia, PA 19105

Andrew Augustyniak-Duncan 176417
Allegheny County Jail
950 2nd Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Christopher West 161218
Allegheny County Jail
950 Second Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Lavier Pounds 194234
Allegheny County Jail
950 2nd Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Alvin Joseph 99529156 (POSTCARDS ONLY)
Gwinnett Co Jail
2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Develcho Waller 73223019
Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility
PO BOX 730
Lovejoy, GA 30250

Judah Bailey 73219019
Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility
PO BOX 730
Lovejoy, GA 30250

Ellie Brett 14822509
Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility
PO BOX 730
Lovejoy, GA 30250

John Wade 14762509
Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility
PO BOX 730
Lovejoy, GA 30250

Joseph Jett 1910905 (POSTCARDS ONLY)
Clayton County Jail
9157 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30250

Shamar Betts
Champaign County Jail
204 E. Main St.
Urbana IL 61801

Andrew Carlisle 1902379
C/O Securus Digital Media Center- Fulton County Jail
PO Box 989
Lebanon, MO

Dashun Martin 73222019
Metropolitan Detention Center
PO BOX 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90053

Andrew Garcia-Smith 02324-509
FCI Williamsburg
PO Box 340
Salters, SC 29590

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

Gage Halupowski #21894460
Snake River Correctional Institution
777 Stanton Blvd.
Ontario, Oregon 97914-83305
USA

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

Josh Williams #1292002
Potosi Correctional Center
11593 State Highway O
Mineral Point, MO 63660
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 

Jeremy Hammond (imprisoned for releasing documents exposing police racism and corporate and state spying):
Jeremy Hammond #18729-424
FCI Memphis
P.O. Box 34550
Memphis, TN 38184

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 #812133
11540 NE Inverness Dr
Portland, OR 97220
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)
Potosi Correctional Center
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)
Maryville Treatment Center,
30227 Us Highway 136,
Maryville, MO 64468
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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