Prisoner Support

Until the end goal of prison abolishment is reached, there will be prisoners needing our support. Anyone caught up under the victimhood of society and committing what the system would consider crimes, anyone making a stand for a better world and being incarcerated, deserve the care and love of the people outside. It might not bring them freedom, but showing solidarity fills prisoners with love and hope.

Below there is a very short list of activists that dared to want to change the world for the better. You can write letters to them using the address written on the description under their name or you can write it in the email form at the bottom of the page and send it to us with a small donation to cover postage, we will send it for you. For a longer list of prisoners, check Bristol ABC and NY ABC.

If they haven’t got prisoners, we have stopped fighting. If our prisoners are forgotten about, they have beaten us.”
Keith Mann, ALF activist and former prisoner

Peter Janssen

Peter is awaiting trial accused of an arson attack at a slaughterhouse in the Netherlands.

All correspondence should be unrelated to his case and not contain any reference to illegal activities.

You can write to him by sending your letters through an email address. His support team will them get your words to him.

Address.
forthebulls(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Release date: unknown, awaiting trial.

More information: Support Peter Janssen

Leonard Peltier

Photo of Leonard Peltier
Photo of Leonard Peltier. (Credit Image: © Kevin McKiernan/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Leonard Peltier was arrested because of a shootout in June 1975 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in which two FBI agents were shot and killed. Although there was (and is) no evidence against him, and his two co-defendants were acquitted before his trial started, Peltier was convicted in 1977 by a racist court hand-picked by the FBI to get a guilty verdict. Other government misconduct during Peltier’s trial included coercion of witnesses, intentional use of false testimonies, hiding ballistics evidence, and manufacturing a murder weapon. Despite all of this, Peltier has been consistently denied requests for a new trial.

Peltier has now spent over forty years (!) in prison for a crime he did not commit. People are commonly set free due to a single constitutional violation, but Peltier – innocent and faced with a staggering number of constitutional violations – has yet to receive equal justice.

Address.
Leonard Peltier #89637-132
USP Coleman I
U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 1033
COLEMAN, FL 33521
U.S.A

Sending mail.
All mail is opened and read. Do not include paperclips, staples, glitter or anything extra as this may mean your letter is rejected by the prison. You are allowed to send books, but they must be paperback and ship directly from the publisher or online store.

Release date: none, imprisonment recorded by the court as ‘life’

More information: https://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info

Marius Mason

Photo of Marius Mason
Photo of Marius Mason

Marius Mason is a transgender anarchist and environmental and animal rights activist serving nearly twenty-two years in federal prison for acts of property damage carried out in defence of the planet.

After being threatened with a life sentence in 2009 for acts of sabotage, he plead guilty to his involvement in an ELF arson at a University lab researching genetically modified organisms for Monsanto, as well as admitting to twelve other acts of property damage (it is speculated though as to whether he was forced to accept guilt for these as part of a plea bargain). No one was physically harmed in these actions. At sentencing, the judge applied a so-called “terrorism enhancement”, adding almost two years to an already extreme sentence requested by the prosecution. This is the harshest punishment of anyone convicted of environmental sabotage to date.

Marie (Marius) Mason #04672-061
FCI Danbury
Route 37
Danbury, CT 06811 USA

Letters are one of the only ways Marius can connect to the outside world. He loves to hear about people’s projects, what they’re reading, sensory information, animals, daily life, political thoughts. Even brief postcards, especially if they are sent regularly, help him feel connected. You can also send in printed out copies of articles, which helps him keep up to date on the world.

Marius has a list of 100 pre-approved people he can write to; this means he will be able to receive your letter but until your name is added to his list he cannot write back.  Marius can request people to be added/removed but this takes time and is not always granted.

Sending mail.
Please address letters to “Marie (Marius) Mason.” Contrary to previous reports, Carswell is not accepting mail addressed to “Marius.” All mail is opened and read. Letters that mention other Green Scare prisoners may be rejected. Marius has a list of 100 pre-approved people he can write to; this means he will be able to receive your letter but until your name is added to his list he cannot write back.

Your letter and envelope must contain your first and last name when writing. If letters are not entirely in English, they may be delayed up to several months. Be sure to include your return address on the envelope and in the letter/card. You may also want to include his name and prisoner number on the letter/card in case it gets separated from the envelope during processing. Page numbers are also helpful in case of lost pages (example: page 1 of 5).

Last, letters and envelopes with anything “affixed” to the letter or card – such as glitter, glue, or white-out are not permitted but do not let that stop you from sending a colourful letter! Pen, pencil, crayon and paint in the letter (not on the envelope) are accepted. Marius can also receive articles printed from the internet (which helps him keep up to date on the world) or photocopies but no newspaper clippings.

Marius is always in need of penpals. As people become more digitally focused and less familiar with writing letters, letters have dropped off, contributing to his isolation. Even brief postcards, especially if they are sent regularly, help him feel connected.


If you’re stuck on what to write, you could tell him about projects you’re working on, what you’re reading, sensory information, animals, daily life, political thoughts. And if you don’t feel up to writing, you can always send him book/s (must be paperback and direct from the publisher or an online bookstore only)!

Release date: January 10, 2027.

More information: https://supportmariusmason.org/

Brian Vaillancourt

Photo of Brian Vaillancourt holding a terrier dog
Photo of Brian Vaillancourt holding a dog

Brian Vaillancourt, a long time activist and vegan, was arrested on February 9, 2013, in Chicago for an alleged attempted to, in his words, “burn down a slaughterhouse known as McDonald’s”.

In addition to his covert forms of activism, he was integrally involved in Eleventh Hour’s above ground efforts to expose and confront vivisection crimes. Brian is also the third activist against whom a University of Florida vivisector filed ridiculous charges alleging he had been “threatened.”

Brian is currently serving a nine-year sentence for “aggravated arson”. This is the most serious felony offence in Illinois, short of first-degree murder.

Address.
Brian Vaillancourt #M42889
Robinson Correctional Institution
13423 East 1150th Ave
Robinson, IL 62454
U.S.A

Sending mail.
All mail is opened and read. Do not include paperclips, staples, glitter or anything extra as this may mean your letter is rejected by the prison. You are allowed to send books, but they must be paperback and ship directly from the publisher or online store.

Release date: September 25, 2020.

Eric King

Photo of Eric King
Photo of Eric King

Eric G. King, a thirty-two year old vegan anarchist, was arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas City, Missouri in September 2014. Eric was being charged with throwing a hammer through a window of the building, followed by two lit Molotov cocktails.


In March 2016, he accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement to one count of using “explosive materials to commit arson of property used in or affecting interstate commerce” and was then sentenced to ten years, the statutory minimum and maximum for the charge he plead guilty to. Eric King #27090-045 FCI Englewood 9595 West Quincy Avenue Littleton, CO  80123

Eric would love to receive mail from any and all supporters, around the world. Please keep in mind when you do write to Eric that all mail to or from a jail or prison will be read by the cops in the mail room. Also, a letter can be as long as you’d like it to be and you can include articles that you’ve printed off, but anything other then your letter, card or printed pages that you may include in the envelope could prevent your mail from getting to Eric.

If you are a little stumped as to what to write to Eric, now that you’ve decided to send him that first letter, go ahead and head back through some of the previous posts on this website and you’ll see some wonderful poems that Eric has written. Once you start reading Eric’s poems you may get to know him a little better and writing that first letter could come a little easier at that point.

And if you’d like to Send Eric a book, here is his  amazon wishlist:

http://a.co/bfAO2yq

Sending mail.
All mail is opened and read. A letter can be as long as you’d like it to be and you can include articles that you’ve printed off, but anything other then your letter, card or printed pages that you may include in the envelope could prevent your mail from getting to Eric (glitter, stickers, paperclips etc). If you are stumped on what to write, check out his wonderful poetry on the website listed!

Eric King 27090045
Eric King #27090-045
FCI Englewood
9595 West Quincy Avenue
Littleton, CO  80123 USA

You are also able to send books to Eric, as long as they are paperback and directly from the publisher or an online bookstore!

Release date: June 25, 2023.

More information: https://supportericking.org/

Red Fawn

Photo of Red Fawn
Photo of Red Fawn

On October 27, 2016, police raided the 1851 treaty camp on route 1806 in Lakota territory, where Red Fawn was serving as a trained medic. She was helping injured water protectors who had been sprayed with mace and hit by rubber bullets.

As Red Fawn retreated from the front lines, three officers targeted, tackled and threw her to the ground. Police reports alleged that one of the officers pulled his weapon and placed it against her back. While she was pinned to the ground, shots were fired. Red Fawn is accused of firing a weapon and has been sentenced to fifty-seven months (nearly five years) to be followed by three years of supervised probation.

RedFawn Fallis #16358059 Unit E

Federal Correctional Institution

5701 8th St.

Dublin CA 94568

USA

Sending mail.
All mail is opened and read. Do not include paperclips, staples, glitter or anything extra as this may mean your letter is rejected by the prison. You are allowed to send books, but they must be paperback and ship directly from the publisher or online store.

Release date: March 11, 2021.

More information: https://www.standwithredfawn.org

Ladislav Kuc

Photo of Ladislav Kuc
Photo of Ladislav Kuc

Ladislav is an animal rights activist accused of illegal possession of arms, manufacturing explosives, and terrorism for a bombing in front of a McDonald’s on December 28, 2011, in which there were no injuries.

He was arrested on January 1st, 2012. Reports indicate he was traced after almost a year when the police tracked down the producer of a timer found at the crime scene and also mail communications between Ladislav and the manufacturer. During a house search police found materials related to ALF and components for another bomb.

He was originally sentenced to twenty-five years in 2014, but in 2016 his case was returned to the district court, the terrorism charges were dropped, and he was resentenced to twenty-three and a half years. This was appealed and he was resentenced in 2017 to ten years. In the latest ruling in early 2018, his sentence was extended by two years bringing the total sentence to twelve years.

Address.
Ladislav Kuc
Uutos
Sladkovicova 80
Kra’lova’
97405 Banska Bystrica
Slovakia

Sending mail.
All mail is opened and read. So far, there are no letter restrictions listed.

Release date: January, 2024.

Joseph Dibee

Photo of Joseph Mahmoud Dibee
Photo of Joseph Mahmoud Dibee

Joseph Mahmoud Dibee was arrested in Cuba whilst boarding a plane towards Russia after being twelve years on the run. The FBI accuses him of multiple accounts of sabotage carried by the ALF and ELF during the 90s. One of the actions he is accused of is the horse meat packing plant that was burnt to ashes twenty-one years ago that would never be open again.

Joseph was visited by the filth in 2005 but there was insufficient proof to arrest him. Four days later he disappeared. In 2006 a judge indicted Dibee and twelve others as part of Operation Backfire, an FBI investigation on ELF and ALF groups. The alleged group, “the family”, is believed to have caused more than $45 million of damage in arson and sabotage actions. None of the actions Dibee is accused of harmed any human or non-human life.

His court date will not take place until 2020.  He is quite bored in the county jail and says the food is terrible.  He feels that inmates are routinely stuck in Columbia to encourage them to take a plea.  Taking a plea to bogus terrorist charges is something he says he will not do.

Please write to:

Joseph Dibee #812133
Multnomah County Jail
11540 NE Inverness Dr.
Portland, OR 97220
USA

He is a fascinating correspondent, having worked on the Syrian Solar Project and been obliged to flee Syria to avoid the war.  He settled in Russia, where he was quite happy.  He had been teaching for the summer in South America when he was nabbed at a Cuban air terminal on his way home to Russia.

Joseph flies a plane and is especially fond of cats.  He was born in Syria and speaks Arabic, English, and Russian.  Because of his high-tech skills, he says he has always been able to find employment.  He was put in the hole at Columbia when the authorities learned from a phone call that he was planning to “sue” his jailers.  Being closely confined at that time ruined a visit from family members in Russia who were planning to fly here to see him.

Sending mail.
All mail is opened and read. Do not include paperclips, staples, glitter or anything extra as this may mean your letter is rejected by the prison. It is not yet confirmed if Joseph is able to receive books.

Please do not discuss anything related to his case, to anything illegal or to any direct actions!

Release date: unknown (awaiting trial)

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