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.

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.

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
Altona Correctional
PO Box 3000
Altona, NY 12910
USA

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

Josh Williams #1292002
Jefferson City Correctional Center
8200 No More Victims Road
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
#AI-3342
California Institution for Men
14901 Central Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
USA

Cedar (Canadian anarchist jailed for their role in an anti-gentrification protest where some windows were broken):
Peter (Cedar) Hopperton
C/O Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre
165 Barton St E
Hamilton, Ontario
L8L 2W6
Canada

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)
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
USA

Cameron Crowley (held awaiting trial on charges related to hacks of government websites in response to police brutality):
Cameron Crowley
855 West 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Red Fawn Fallis (serving a 57-month sentence on charges related to the Standing Rock/Dakota Access Pipeline protests):
Red Fawn Fallis
16358-059
FMC Carswell
PO Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127

Little Feather (serving a 36-month sentence on charges related to the Standing Rock/Dakota Access Pipeline protests):
“Little Feather” Michael Giron
#25201-075
USP Hazelton
PO Box 2000
Bruceton Mills
WV 26525

Dion Ortiz (serving a 16-month sentence on charges related to the Standing Rock/Dakota Access Pipeline protests):
Dion Ortiz
16559-059
FCI Sandstone
PO Box 1000
Sandstone, MN 55072

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
MCDC
1120 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
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

Andrew Henry #1099243 (sentenced to six years after being convicted of looting charges during the Ferguson revolt)
ERDCC
2727 Highway K
Bonne Terre
MO 63628
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

Jacob Montgomery #1287870 (sentenced to 13 years after being convicted of looting during the Ferguson revolt, along with other unrelated robberies)
South Central Correctional Center
255 West Highway 32
Licking, MO
65542
USA

Alexander Irwin #1318275 (convicted of looting during the Ferguson revolt)
E.R.D.C.C.
2727 Highway K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
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)
 FCI Manchester
PO Box 4000
Manchester, Ky. 40962
USA

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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