Prisoners

 

 

Marius Mason

Marius Mason is an anarchist, environmental, and animal rights prisoner. In March 2008, he was arrested by federal authorities for charges related to two acts of property destruction that occurred in 1999 and 2000 – damaging an office connected to GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) research, and destroying a piece of logging equipment. No one was injured in either act. He faced a life sentence before accepting a plea bargain in September 2008.

Marius was sentenced on February 5, 2009 in federal court in Lansing, Michigan. He received almost 22 years – the longest sentence of any Green Scare prisoner. An appeal for a reduction in his sentence was denied in 2010.

The Green Scare is the name given to the arrests of animal rights and environmental activists who have been charged with acts of economic sabotage. Federal authorities have sought outrageous sentences (often life in prison) and have publicly and legally labeled the activists as “terrorists” – despite the fact that no one has been killed or injured in any of the acts.

For more information:
http://supportmariusmason.org/

We encourage everyone to write to Marius in prison:
Marie Mason #04672-061
FMC Carswell
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127


Other North American Anarchist Prisoners


The Cleveland 4http://cleveland4solidarity.org/

The NATO 3http://freethenato3.wordpress.com/

The Tinley Park 5http://tinleyparkfive.wordpress.com/

Jeremy Hammondhttp://freejeremy.net/

Jason Hammond –

On January 22, 2015 Jason Hammond officially started his 3.5 year sentence for taking part in the direct action against a group of white supremacists in Tinley park, IL. For more info. on his case, check out: http://freejasonhammond.blogspot.com/

Jason Hammond was released on April 13th, 2016 – check out his welcome home fund here – https://fundrazr.com/0w0Ma?ref=ab_94SfS3

 

Casey Brezik
In 2010, anarchist Casey Brezik tried to assassinate the governor of Missouri. In June of 2013, he was convicted and sentenced to a dozen years on each of three counts – assault and two armed criminal action charges – and seven years on a second count of assault. All sentences will run concurrently. Here is his address:
Casey Brezik #1154765
Jefferson City Correctional Center
8200 No More Victims Road
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Bill Dunne

is an anti-authoritarian sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of an anarchist prisoner in 1979.

He was arrested in 1979 when he and Larry Giddings attempted to free fellow revolutionary Artie Ray Dufur. The two successfully freed Artie, but were arrested after an exchange of fire with police as they were fleeing the scene. Bill and Larry were charged with auto theft and aiding and abetting the escape, for which Bill received an 80 year federal prison sentence.

In 1983 Bill attempted to escape prison and was given another 15 years in prison.

Bill spent seven and a half years in lockdown at the infamous maximum security Marion prison for his attempted prison break. During his time in Marion he helped social prisoners pursue their education, both politically and academically. In one case he helped prisoner Ernesto Santiago receive his GED.

Bill also continues to stay active politically, helping edit and write 4Struggle Magazine, organizing the yearly Running Down the Walls 5K for political prisoners, and serves on the AB(F Prisoner Committee.

His address is:

Bill Dunne #10916-086

USP Lompoc

3901 Klein Blvd

Lompoc, Ca 93436

 

Eric King – Eric King is an anarchist who was arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas City, MO. Eric allegedly threw a hammer through a window of the building and then threw two lit bottles inside, though both failed to ignite. Eric was identified as a suspect by local police because he had previously come under suspicion for anti-government and anti-police graffiti. Eric is allegedly involved with the the Kansas City Fight Back insurrectionist collective. http://supportericking.org

Eric King # 27090045
FCI FLORENCE
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
PO BOX 6000
FLORENCE, CO  81226

 

Toronto G20 U.S. Five

In March of 2013 five U.S citizens were arrested and faced extradition on charges stemming from the 2010 G20 meeting in Toronto. Some have since received and completed prison sentences. On March 3rd, 2014 Richard Morano was sentenced to seven months in jail. Ten days later Joel Bitar and Kevin Chianella were sentenced to 20 , and 24 months, respectively. On June 16th, 2014 Richard Morano was released from prison, and on   September 14th Joel Bitar was  released.    http://notorontog20extradition.wordpress.com/    http://supportjoel.com/

Kevin Chianella was recently released, but there is an active online fundraiser for him here:

http://www.youcaring.com/kevin-chianella-362343


Black/ New Afrikan Liberation


Herman Bellhttp://freehermanbell.org/
Jalil Muntaqimhttp://freejalil.com/
Mumia Abu-Jamalhttp://www.freemumia.com/
Russell Maroon Shoatzhttp://russellmaroonshoats.wordpress.com/
Gary Tylerhttp://www.freegarytyler.com/
Reverend Joy Powellhttp://freejoypowell.org/
Sundiata Acolihttp://www.sundiataacoli.org/
Dr. Mutulu Shakur http://mutulushakur.com/site/
Kamau Sadikihttp://freekamau.com/
Sekou Odingahttp://sekouodinga.com/
Veronza Bowershttp://veronza.org/
Chip Fitzgeraldhttp://freechip.org/
Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin
Formerly known as H. Rap Brown, the Imam came to prominence in the 1960s as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Justice Minister of the Black Panther Party. He is perhaps most famous for his proclamation during that period that “violence is as American as cherry pie”, as well as once stating that “If America don’t come around, we’re gonna burn it down.” He is currently serving a life sentence for homicide.
His address is:

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, #99974-555
 USP Tucson,
P.O. Box 24550,
Tucson, AZ 85734

 

Zolo Azania

is a former Black Panther convicted of a 1981 bank robbery that left a Gary, Indiana cop dead. He was arrested miles away from the incident as he was walking, unarmed, down the street. The prosecution intimidated witnesses, suppressed favorable evidence, presented false eyewitness and expert testimony, and denied him the right to speak or present motions in his own behalf.

His address is:
Zolo Azania #4969
State Prison Minimum Unit
1 Park Row
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
Joe-Joe Bowen
Joseph “Joe-Joe” Bowen is one of the many all-but-forgotten frontline soldiers in the liberation struggle. A native of Philadelphia, Joe-Joe was a young member of the “30th and Norris” street gang before his incarceration politicized him. Released in 1971, his outside activism was cut short a week following his release when Joe-Joe was confronted by an officer of the notoriously brutal Philadelphia police department. The police officer was killed in the confrontation, and Bowen fled. After his capture and incarceration, Bowen became a Black Liberation Army combatant, defiant to authorities at every turn. In 1973, Joe-Joe and Philadelphia Five prisoner Fred “Muhammad” Burton assassinated Holmesberg prison’s warden and deputy warden as well as wounded the guard commander in retaliation for intense repression against Muslim prisoners in the facility.
In 1981, Bowen led a six-day standoff with authorities when he and six other captives took 39 hostages at Graterford Prison as a freedom attempt and protest of the prison conditions. Much of his time in prison has been spent in and out of control units, solitary confinement, and other means of isolating Joe-Joe from the general prison population. These include three trips to Marion Penitentiary, where he met Sundiata Acoli and other BLA members. He is legendary to many prisoners as a revolutionary. “I used to teach the brothers how to turn their rage into energy and understand their situations,” Bowen told the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1981. “I don’t threaten anybody. I don’t talk to pigs. I don’t drink anything I can’t see through and I don’t eat anything off a tray. When the time comes, I’ll be ready.”
His address is:
Joseph Bowen #AM4272
SCI Coal Township
1 Kelley Drive
Coal Township, Pennsylvania 17866-1020
Muhammad Burton
Frederick (Muhammad) Burton is an innocent man who has diligently attempted to prove his innocence to the courts for the past 37 years. Prior to his incarceration, Fred worked for a phone company, was a well respected member of his community and his wife was preparing to have twins, his third and fourth child. In 1970, Fred was accused and then convicted of participating in the planning of the murder of Philadelphia police officers. While the plan was allegedly to blow up a police station, what occurred was that a police officer was shot and killed allegedly by members of a radical group called “the Revolutionaries.”
His address is:
Fred Burton AF3896
SCI Somerset
1590 Walters Mill Road
Somerset, Pennsylvania 15510-0001
Robert Seth Hayes
After the assassination of Martin Luther King and the social upheaval which followed it, Robert Seth Hayes joined the Black Panther Party, working in the Party’s free medical clinics and free breakfast programs. Like many other activists, Seth was forced underground by FBI and police repression of the Panther movement. Once underground, Seth joined the Black Liberation Army.
In 1973, following a shootout with police, Seth was arrested and convicted of the murder of a New York City police officer, and, while maintaining his innocence to this day, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Imprisoned for nearly forty years, Seth has long since served his sentence.
Seth first came up for parole in 1998, but prison officials have refused to release him, focusing on his involvement with the Black Panther Party and his knowledge as to the whereabouts of Assata Shakur and not his conduct while imprisoned. While in prison, Seth has worked as a librarian, pre release advisor, and AIDS counselor, mentoring younger prisoners and continuing to struggle for his people.
His address is:
Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280
Sullivan Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 116
Fallsburg, New York 12733-0116

Sekou Kambui –

Sekou Kambui is a New Afrikan political prisoner
currently serving two consecutive life sentences for crimes he
did not commit. Sekou has already spent twenty years of his life
behind bars on trumped up charges of murdering two white men in
Alabama in 1975.
Sekou is of Afrikan and Cherokee heritage, born on September 6, 1948 in Gadsden,
Alabama. He was raised by his mother, grandparents and aunt in Detroit, Harlem,
New York, and Birmingham, Alabama, respectively. Throughout the 1960’s, Sekou
participated in the Civil Rights movement, organizing youth for participating in
demonstrations and marches across Alabama and providing security for meetings of the
Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC), Congress of Racial Equality (CORE),
and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Sekou is a paralegal professional and has been an active jailhouse lawyer and prisoner’s
rights activist for more than 20 years. Sekou became affiliated with the Black Panther
Party in 1967 in Chicago and New York. While in Detroit, he became a member of the
Republic of New Afrika, before returning to Birmingham. Back in Alabama, Sekou
coordinated community organization activity with the Alabama Black Liberation Front,
the Inmates for Action (IFA) Defense Committee and the Afro- American People’s
Party in the mid 1970’s. Sekou was also a soldier in the Black Liberation Army (BLA)
during these years before his capture. On January 2, 1975, Sekou was captured in north
Birmingham for allegedly running a yield sign and/or speeding. During this stop, a 9mm
pistol was found in the car lying between the front seats. Subsequent investigation by
police on the scene discovered that the pistol was listed as stolen during a Tuscaloosa,
Alabama murder.

-Sekou Kambui was released from Prison on June 30, 2015 and is now in half-way house  in Alabama –

Maliki Shakur Latine
In his early years, he joined the Nation of Islam and began confronting society’s oppressive forces. By 1969, Maliki joined the Black Panther Party. The discipline was not as rigid as in the Nation, but it contained the basic elements of discipline Maliki sees as essential to any effective revolutionary organization. Maliki began taking political education classes and transforming the theoretical ideals of the Panthers into daily practice.
Like many Panthers targeted by the U.S. government, Maliki found himself behind prison bars. Upon his release, Maliki found that government repression forced many Panthers underground. Maliki followed suit and spent eight years as a Black Liberation Army soldier.
On July 3rd, 1979, NYPD pulled over a car they suspected stolen. Approaching the car, guns drawn, the cops opened fire. All four occupants escaped, though one of them, and one cop, were injured. Prosecutors claimed fingerprint evidence against Maliki and a co-defendant, but no eye witnesses could place him at the scene. Following a clear pattern in cases regarding Panthers, Maliki was found guilty, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He has consistently been denied parole primarily due to his past political affiliations. His address is:

Maliki S. Latine
#81A4469
Shawangunk Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 700
Wallkill, New York 12589

Ruchell Cinque Magee
Commonly regarded as the longest held political prisoner in the U.S., Ruchell Magee has been imprisoned since 1963. He was politicized in prison and participated in the August 7, 1970 Marin County Courthouse Rebellion— the attempted liberation of political prisoner George Jackson and the Soledad Brothers by Jackson’s younger brother Jonathan. Magee was seriously injured in the incident and subsequently pleaded guilty to aggravated kidnapping. He was sentenced in 1975 to life in prison and has been denied parole numerous times.
His address is:
Ruchell Magee #A92051
CSP – Los Angeles County
Post Office Box 8457
Lancaster, CA 93539-8457
Abdul Majid –
In 1968, he joined the Black Panther Party, having been previously active with the Grass Roots Advisory Council. Abdul was involved in many of the community-based projects of the BPP including the free health clinic and free breakfast for children program.
After the Party was destroyed by the U.S. government, Abdul continued his political work as a paralegal with Bronx Legal Services. On April 16th, 1981 a van was pulled over by NYPD. Two occupants exited the van and fired upon the cops—one was killed, the other injured. Despite claims by the police that the van was pulled over for connections to burglaries, the folder of “suspects” circulated by the cops exclusively consisted of former Panthers, not burglary suspects. Abdul and his co-defendant, Bashir Hameed were arrested and tried three times. The first trial ended in a hung jury. The second trial was declared a mistrial by the judge immediately after the jury rendered a decision that acquitted Bashir on the murder charge. At a third trial, the state finally got its way—Abdul was convicted of murder and sentenced to 33 years to life.

Abdullah Majid passed away on April 3rd, 2016
 

Ronald Reed
He is a former member of the Black United Front, was convicted of the 1970 shooting of a St. Paul police officer. Twenty-five years after the killing, Reed was arrested and convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree-murder. He is serving Life in prison.
Reed is a former 60s civil rights activist. In 1969, Reed was also among the students at St. Paul Central High School who demanded black history courses and organized actions against racist teachers. He was also instrumental in helping to integrate college campuses in Minnesota. During this period, Reed began to look toward revolutionary theory and began to engage in political street theater with other young black revolutionaries in the city of St. Paul.
His address is:
RONALD REED
#219531
MCF OAK PARK HEIGHTS
P.O. BOX 1000
MOOSE LAKE, MN 55767

Larry Hoover-

Larry Hoover is a former gang member and street level black liberation organizer currently serving concurrent sentences resulting from a prison uprising in 1978.

In 1974, after the death of David Barksdale, Hoover was appointed the new leader of the BGDN. Two years later, Jerome Freeman left the BGDN, making the Black Disciples and the Black Gangster Disciples separate gang organizations. On July 22, 1978, an inmate riot at the Pontiac Correctional Center in Illinois resulted in the death of three corrections officers. This uprising was rumored to have been ordered by Hoover. 21 inmates were indicted; ten were acquitted after an 11-week trial. Charges against Hoover and seven others were eventually dropped.

Hoover and the leaders of other gang organizations in Chicago came together to form the Folk Nation alliance, a pact meant to settle disputes and instill a more peaceful environment behind prison walls and on the streets. Hoover then changed the organization to GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT to move the organization onto a positive path.

Larry Hoover
#86063-024
Florence ADMAX
P.O. Box 8500
Florence, CO 81226

 


The Angola Three


The Angola 3 are three black liberationists that while inside prison, contact with members of the Black Panthers led to the creation of a prison chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1971. The men then organized prisoners to build a movement within the walls to desegregate the prison, to end systematic rape and violence, for better living conditions, and worked as jailhouse lawyers helping prisoners file legal papers. They organized multiple strikes and sit-ins for better conditions. Woodfox and Wallace were convicted of the 1972 stabbing murder of 23-year-old prison guard Brent Miller. The third member of the Angola 3, Robert King Wilkerson, has been released. On October 4th, 2013, due to complications from late stage liver cancer, Herman Wallace died. He died a free man after spending an unimaginable 41 years in solitary confinement. A federal judge ruled that he be released a mere three days before his death.
For More information, check out: http://angola3.org/

Albert Woodfox was finally released on February 19th, 2016


The Move 9


Check out: http://move9parole.blogspot.com/
And: http://onamove.com/


The Nebraska 2


http://n2pp.info/

Ed Poindexter #27767
Nebraska State Penitentiary
Post Office Box 2500
Lincoln, Nebraska 68542

Mondo we Langa-

It’s sad to report that he died in his prison cell on March 11th, 2016. Never forget Mondo we Langa.


Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoners


Tom Manning
FMC Butner
Post Office Box 1600
Butner, North Carolina 27509
(this is the most up-to-date address)
http://www.oocities.org/tom-manning/

Jaan Laaman
http://freejaan.blogspot.com/

David Gilbert-

David Gilbert was a founding member of Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society and member of The Weather Underground Organization. After eleven years underground, he was arrested in 1981, along with members of the Black Liberation Army and other radicals, after they killed two police officers and a security guard in the course of an
armored car robbery. Gilbert was tried and convicted for his part in their deaths and is now serving a 75 years-to-life sentence for his role in the robbery.
His address is:
David Gilbert #83A6158
Wende Correctional Facility
3040 Wende Road
Alden, New York 14004-1187

Tsutomu Shirosaki

Tsutomu Shirosaki is a Japanese national imprisoned as a political prisoner in the United States. He has been accused of being a member of Japanese Red Army and participating in several attacks, including a mortar attack against a U.S. embassy. He is currently serving 30-years in a U.S Federal prison. during his college years, where Tsutomu began participating in the student movement, embracing a more left-wing philosophy. By the 1970s, Shirosaki participated in various underground activities, including a string of bank and post office robberies. These actions were fundraising activities for Japanese radical groups. But in 1971, Shirosaki was arrested in Tokyo and sentenced to ten years in prison for an attack on a Bank of Yokohama branch office. While acknowledging his radical philosophy and actions, Shirosaki maintains the assertion that he was never a member of the Japanese Red Army.
Update:  On January 17th, 2015 Tsutomu Shirosaki finished his U.S federal sentence, and was moved to an immigration facility where he waited to be deported to Japan. Upon arriving in Japan on February 20, 2015 he was arrested by Tokyo police for his alleged involvement in a 1986 on the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta.


Indigenous Resistance


Luis V. Rodriguez
is an Apache/Chicano activist framed for the murder of two cops.
For more information, check out: http://luisvrodriguez.com/

Luis V. Rodriguez passed away on April 14, 2016

 

Leonard Peltier
http://leonardpeltier.info/

Oso Blanco
http://freeosoblanco.blogspot.com/


Self-Defense


Luke O’Donovan –

On New Year’s Eve of 2013, Luke O’Donovan attended a house party in Reynoldstown, a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. Luke was seen dancing with and kissing other men at the party. Later in the night he was insulted with homophobic slurs, and attacked by several people at once. Luke unsuccessfully attempted to escape, at which point several witnesses reported watching between 5 and 12 men ganging-up on Luke and stomping on his head and body, evidently with the intent to kill him. Luke was called a faggot before and during the attack. Throughout the course of the attack, Luke and five others were stabbed. Luke was subsequently imprisoned and charged with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as well as one count of attempted murder. He spent two and a half weeks in jail without bond before being released under bond conditions that drastically affected his life. None of the other individuals involved in the altercation were charged.

Luke is a young queer man previously residing in metro Atlanta. At the time of his arrest, Luke was a student at Georgia Gwinnett College and planned on transferring to Georgia State University — a plan he subsequently had to abandon because of legal fees, medical costs, and bond conditions. The conditions of Luke’s bond caused him to move out of the house he was staying in, as well as preventing him from interacting with a large section of his community in Northeast Atlanta.

On August 12, 2014 , Luke accepted a plea deal, and the terms of the plea deal are as follows: 2 years of prison, 8 years of harsh probation. At the time of the sentencing the Judge added to the negotiated plea that Luke will be banished from the state of Georgia for the 8 years of his probation.

Luke Patrick O’Donovan
#1001372271
P.O. Box 206
Davisboro, GA 31018

Luke was released and is now out of prison and on probation.


Animal/Eco Defense


Justin Solondz
Justin was indicted for multiple counts of arson, conspiracy and use of an “unregistered destructive device” in 2006 for his alleged participation in an arson at the University of Washington and an arson at the Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Susanville, CA. On December 20, 2011, he plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy and a single count of arson for the arson at UW. On March 16, 2012, Justin was sentenced to 7 years in prison.
Write to him at:
Justin Solondz #98291-011, FCI Oakdale I, POB 5000, Oakdale, LA 71463

Rebecca Rubin
is serving a 5 year sentence on charges of arson and conspiracy for actions that occurred between 1996 and 2001 as part of the Earth Liberation Front.
Rebecca’s current address is:

Rebecca Rubin
 Northwest Regional Re-Entry Center
 6000 NE 80th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97218

Fran Thompson
is a prisoner in Missouri who has been sentenced to life. Before going to prison, Fran was a dedicated animal rights and environmental activist. After a man who was stalking her threatened to kill her and then broke into her house, Fran shot and killed him. Fran had taken on the prosecutor during her activism, and he used this as an opportunity to remove a threat to his power.http://freefran.noblogs.org
Write to Fran at:
Fran Thompson #1090915
CCC
3151 Litton Drive
Chillicothe, MO 64601

Kevin Oliff
http://supportkevinandtyler.com/

Katie “Krow” Kloth

Krow is an environmental and indigenous rights activist who faced charges stemming from a June 2013 Penokee Defenders protest that disrupted GTAC bore hole drilling at a mine site on the Penokee Range. On January 21, 2015 Krow was sentenced to 9 months (until 11-01-15) plus 5 years of supervised release, and may face additional charges for ‘bail jumping’ for allegedly entering a forest that was off limits while the case was pending.  Krow is in jail with only one other person so would love to get mail.

Krow finished the 9 month sentence on November 1rst and is now on probation. Here is the link to the crowd funding site that was set up to help pay for legal costs and to also support radical projects Krow is a part of – https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/811D5c

 


Puerto Rican Independence


Oscar Lopez Rivera
Norberto Gonzalez Claudio
http://www.prolibertadweb.org/
Kojo Bomani Sababu
One of four members of the Puerto Rican independence group FALN convicted of conspiracy in a failed 1986 attempt to free the Oscar Lopez Rivera from prison.
This is his current address:
Grailing Brown
USP McCreary
Post Office Box 3000
Pine Knot, Kentucky 42635


San Quentin 6


On August 21, 1971, there was a prisoner uprising in a unit at California State Prison – San Quentin, led by George Jackson

At the end of the roughly 30 minute rebellion, guards had killed George Jackson, and two other prisoners and three guards were dead. Of the remaining prisoners in the unit, six of them, including Yogi bear, were put on trial for murder and conspiracy. They were known as The San Quentin Six. Three of them were acquitted of all charges, and three were found guilty of various charges. Yogi Bear was convicted of assault on a guard.

Although Yogi Bear was convicted of assault, and another of the San Quentin Six had a murder conviction, only Yogi remains. By 1998, all of the men except Yogi had been set free. From 1990 to 2014 Yogi Bear had been held in the Security Housing Unit at Pelican Bay State Prison, in Crescent City, CA. He is now at CSP – Sac. Yogi Bear has lost nine bids for parole. He will next be eligible for parole in 2019

Yogi Bear

http://www.hugopinell.com/

On August 12th, 2015, Yogi Bear bear was stabbed and killed by two white prisoners in the rec yard at CSP-Sac. There is no way to truly know just how many people Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell influenced inside and outside of prison. He’s a gentle soul with a fighting spirit. Forty six of the fifty one years he spent behind bars were in the S.H.U, but he never stopped advocating for human rights. Yogi Bear never wavered and he never surrendered. Here is a wonderful tribute to him: http://freedomarchives.com/Hugo_Pinell.html


Whistle Blower


Chelsea Manning

On April 4, 2010, whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks published a classified video of a United States Apache helicopter firing on civilians in New Baghdad in 2007. In late July 2010, the U.S. Military alleged that Manning was the chief suspect in the “Afghan Diaries” leak of U.S. Military combat and incident reports from the occupation of Afghanistan. The Afghan Diaries is the largest collection of leaked intelligence records in U.S. history, and details what Wikileaks and others have described as “countless war crimes” by U.S. and NATO forces. On August 21, 2013, Pvt. Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. For more information on Chelsea Manning’s case, check out: http://www.chelseamanning.org/

Her current address is:

PVT Bradley Manning (Chelsea)
89289
1300 N Warehouse Rd
Ft Leavenworth KS 66027-2304
USA


Chicano Political Prisoner


Alvaro Luna Hernandez

A community organizer from Texas. Police informants were used to monitor Alvaro’s organizing activites in the barrio. They were told Alvaro was “typing legal papers,” “had many books” and was working on police brutality cases in Alpine.
The police knew of Alvaro’s history of community-based organizing and his legal skills. Alvaro was recognized nationally and internationally as the national coordiantor of the Ricardo Aldape Guerra Defense Committee, which led the struggle to free Mexican national Aldape Guerra from Texas’ death row after being framed by Houston police for allegedly killing a cop. Alvaro’s human rights work was recognized in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico and other countries. He was sentenced in Odessa, Texas on June 2-9, 1997 to 50 years in prison for defending himself by disarming a police officer drawing a weapon on him. The trial evidence clearly showed Alvaro was the victim of “witchhunts” and a police-orchestrated conspiracy to frame or eliminate him.
His address is:
Alvaro Luna Hernandez

# 255735,

James V. Allred Unit

2101 F.M. 369 North

Iowa  Park, TX  76367


The Holy Land Five


The Holy Land Foundation is a Muslim charity that has provided direct humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees and have also helped in Bosnia, Albania, Chechnya, Turkey and the United States.
They have been accused of providing money to organizations linked to Hamas, something the HLF has adamantly denied.
The five defendants are: Ghassan Elashi, Shukri Abu-Baker, Mufid Abdulqader,Abdulrahman Odeh, Mohammad El-Mezain, Haitham Maghawri and Akram Mishal. The last two are not in the US.
http://freedomtogive.com/


Anti-War


Dr. Abdelhaleem Ashqar 

A Palestinian nationalist who has fought for liberation both in Palestine and here in the US.  Jurors acquitted Ashqar of racketeering and conspiracy, but was still sentenced to 11 years and 3 months in prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury that was investigating money-laundering and non-profits funding “terrorist” organizations.

His current address is:

ABDELHALEEM HASAN ASHQAR
#41500-054
FCI PETERSBURG LOW
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 1000
PETERSBURG, VA  23804

Tarek Mehanna –

was convicted in 2011 of  conspiracy, and material support for terrorism, and in 2012 he was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison. He was clearly targeted for being a politically conscious, outspoken Muslim leader with real influence, who has expressed a firm anti-imperialist stance. In 2013 he was given the Sacco- Vanzetti Award by The Community Church in his home town of Boston, Mass. Here is his support site: freetarek.com . And here is his current address:

Tarek Mehanna #05315-748
Marion CMU
PO BOX 1000
Marion, IL
62959

Patrice Lumumba Ford –

is a Muslim activist and son of a former Black Panther leader who was planning a trip to volunteer in Afghani refugee camps.  He was then falsely accused of attempting to travel to Afghanistan to aid the Taliban. He refused to cooperate with the government and was sentenced to eighteen years in prison (avoiding a possible life sentence) after pleading guilty to seditious conspiracy and levying war against American and allied forces.
Patrice Lumumba Ford is his birth name — he is named after Patrice Lumumba, a Congolese independence leader. Patrice’s father, Kent Ford, had been a local leader in the Black Panther Party of Portland, OR in the 1960s.
A family friend and political activist, Kathleen Sadat commented that
“Lumumba was raised by people who taught that we exist in a multicultural world and the trick is learning how to get along with other people, not to destroy them.”

His current address is:

Patrice Lumumba Ford
#96639-011
FCI Mendota
P.O. Box 9
Mendota, CA  93640

The Lucasville Uprising


http://www.lucasvilleamnesty.org/

Siddique Abdullah Hasan

Easter Sunday, 1993, the Lucasville, OH, prison was rocked when prisoners took control in what was the longest prison uprising in U.S. history.

Prisoners were fighting back against a “long train of abuses.” When prison boss Arthur Tate mandated TB testing with injections containing alcohol, Muslim prisoners politely requested an alternative testing method. Tate’s refusal to comply, along with his utter disrespect of Muslims, was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

During the course of the uprising, 9 prisoners and 1 cop were killed.

A remarkable interracial solidarity was shown during the 11-day siege as Black & white prisoners, Muslims & white Aryans, stood together against their common enemy — the state and its armed police thugs.

Hasan played a key role in negotiating a peaceful end to the siege, preventing additional violence & death from the state.

The Lucasville rebellion sent a shock wave of fear into the heart of the prison system, & the state was determined to teach a lesson to those who stand up & fight back. In the sham trials that followed, Hasan & 4 other leaders, Black & white, were scapegoated onto death row.

Although no eyewitness testimony & no material evidence link Hasan to the death of the cop, the state used jailhouse snitch testimony, along with a predominantly white jury in Cincinnati (a city notorious for its institutionalized racism), to get a conviction against Hasan in a trial reeking with the foul odors of racism & Islamaphobia.

He is now on death row as a part of the Lucasville Uprising.

The spoken words of Hasan can be heard on Prison Radio at: http://www.prisonradio.org/

His address is:

Siddique Abdullah Hasan (Carlos A. Sanders)

#R130559

Ohio State Penitentiary

PO Box 1436

Youngstown, OH 44505

Greg Curry

Greg Curry, along with other prison activists have been in solitary confinement and/or Death Row over (18) years.  They are held at Youngstown’s Super Max Prison facility.  They were unjustly charged and convicted of murder in the Lucasville Uprising of April 11, 1993.  They refused to help prison officials’ frame and send Siddique Hasan and Keith Lamar (Bomani Shakur) to Death Row.

http://www.gregcurry.org

His address is:

Greg Curry A213159

Ohio State Penitentiary
P.O. BOX 1436
Youngstown, Ohio 44505

Bomani Shakur

Ohio prosecutors allege that Keith Lamar was the leader of a group of prisoners dubbed the death squad and was responsible for ordering the deaths of five inmates during Ohio’s longest and bloodiest prison uprising, at Lucasville in 1993. Since the uprising he has taken the African name Bomani Shakur.

Bomani Shakur has proclaimed his innocence. He reports that police beat him, left him naked in freezing conditions for long periods and in cells without plumbing in order to make him confess to acts he didn’t commit and to get him to become a witness for the state. He encouraged other prisoners not to make false confessions or turn state’s evidence. http://keithlamar.org/

He is now on death row as a part of the Lucasville Uprising.

His address is:

Bomani Shakur (Keith LaMar)

A317117

Ohio State Penitentiary

PO Box 1436

Youngstown, OH 44501


Politicized Prisoners


Larry Pendleton
Larry did a lot of artwork for his comrade, Coyote
Sheff (who has since been released). They teamed
up for some truly sought after zines. Coyote ran the
only real prisoner ABC (Anarchist Black Cross) while
incarcerated. Their influence on other prisoners spans
the whole of the country.

You can write to Larry at:
Larry Pendleton #33524
Ely State Prison
P. O. Box 1989
Ely, Nevada 89301-1989

Jose Villarreal
Jose’s main focus is on the Aztlan people – those whose
traditional home is Northern Mexico, which is now part
of the U.S. Southwest, due to imperialist expansion. His
work is very colorful and he writes about the Mexican
struggle, here in the U.S. He was also part of the hunger
strikes that exploded through the California prisons, and then into
other states!  http://www.jhvillarreal.com/
You can write to Jose at:
Jose Heladio Villarreal #H84098
Pelican Bay State Prison – B4 – 210

PO Box 7500

Crescent City, CA 95532

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson
Rashid is the Minister of Defense for the New Afrikan
Black Panther Party – Prison Chapter. He’s been menaced
and whisked away from Virginia, to Oregon and now, Texas.
http://rashidmod.com/

You can write to Rashid at:

Kevin Johnson
1859887
Clements Unit
9601 Spur 591
Amarillo, TX 79107

Todd (Hyung-Rae) Tarselli
TR is a politicized prisoner in Pennsylvania. He spent 9
years in solitary confinement, where he honed his skills
as an artist as a way to stay sane in such repressive isolation.

You can write to TR at:
Todd (Hyung-Rae) Tarselli
BY-8025
SCI Fayette

Box 9999
Labella, PA 15450 – 0999

Sean Swain
Sean Swain is an anarchist prisoner in a supermax
facility in Ohio. He frequently publishes articles for
his website and various publications and he has a
reoccurring radio spot on ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw.
http://www.seanswain.org
You can write to Sean at:
Sean Swain #243205
Ohio State Prison
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road
Youngstown, OH 44505

 

 

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