“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
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Karl has been snatched, arrested and thrown into jail awaiting trial, again under fabricated accusations and simply for campaigning against the mink farm in Falkenberg. We don’t know how long Karl is facing as the trial is likely to take a while, but they would be immensely grateful for letters of support and love. Please, write to Karl but remember not to write anything incriminating in the letters as these are likely to be monitored. Karl uses they/them pronouns.
They have been remanded awaiting trial, so we are unaware of their release date.
Feb 2020: Joseph has been transferred to this county jail to await his trial this year. Sadly, he suffered an attack there in December by another inmate who may have mistaken him for an Arab terrorist and has been in the jail’s hospital ward there with a broken jaw. Information on this can be Googled.
Joseph Dibee was arrested in August 2018. He is facing several charges, including conspiracy to commit arson, related to actions claimed by the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front between 1996 and 2001. Joseph has pleaded not guilty. Learn more about his case here.
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.
(DO NOT write about his case or reference anything illegal.)
97405 Banska Bystrica
Ladislav is an animal rights activist accused of illegal possession of arms, manufacturing of explosives, and terrorism for bombing in front of a McDonald’s on December 28, 2011 in which there were no injuries. 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 sentenced to 25 years in 2012, but in 2016 his case was returned to the district court, the terrorism charges were dropped, and he was re-sentenced to 23.5 years.
Danbury, CT 06811
Charges: Marius Mason is an anarchist and an environmental and animal rights prisoner serving nearly 22 years in federal prison for acts of sabotage carried out in defense of the planet. No one was injured in any of these actions. After being threatened with a life sentence in 2009, he pleaded guilty to charges of arson at a Michigan State University lab researching Genetically Modified Organisms for Monsanto, and admitted to 12 other acts of property damage. The sentencing judge applied a so-called “terrorism enhancement” to his term which added almost two more years than the maximum requested by the prosecution. This is the harshest punishment of anyone convicted of environmental sabotage to date. For comparison, a man who recently set an arson for profit fire that paralyzed a Detroit firefighter and injured six of his colleagues was sentenced to a maximum of seven years in prison.
[Note: Under no circumstances mention any illegal acts. Letters that mention other Green Scare prisoners may be rejected. While at Waseca prison, Mason had a list of 100 pre-approved people who he could write to; if you were not on that list, he was not be able to write you back, although he was be able to receive your incoming mail. We are not sure about the present rules. Please address all mail to Marie (Marius) Mason, as the state refuses to recognize Marius’ change of name]
Donations: [Please do NOT donate directly to Marius’ prison commissary account] Donate directly to Marius’ family for commissary, phone time, etc. by sending money to:
PO Box 352
Stanwood MI 49346
You can write to him by sending your letters through an email address. His support team will them get your words to him.
Release date: unknown, awaiting trial.
More information: Support Peter Janssen
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
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/
EDIT 19/01/2020: Eric has been placed in post restrictions once again, so your letters might not arrive. He is still able to receive books through his amazon wishlist.
Things to remember when writing to prisoners:
1. Don’t discuss any illegal activity (ALL mail is read by prison officials).
2. Each prison has its own mail restrictions.
3. Do not put any stickers inside or outside the card/letter (including Air Mail/Par Avion stickers, if writing from overseas)
4. Do not include any paperclips, staples or anything extra in your letter.
5. Write your address on the envelope AND inside the letter, since prisoners often are not given the envelope.
6. Do not send money to the prison address (please contact activist’s support groups to financially support prisoners).
7. Prisoners appreciate books, but they must be paperback, and must ship directly from the publisher or from online retailers like Amazon.com.
8. Your letters are appreciated , even if you don’t receive a response (prisoners are only allowed a limited amount of paper, envelopes and stamps, making it difficult to respond to every letter).
Certain human cultures have been waging war against the Earth for millennia. I chose to fight on the side of bears, mountain lions, skunks, bats, saguaros, cliff rose and all things wild. I am just the most recent casualty in that war. But tonight I have made a jail break — I am returning home, to the Earth, to the place of my origins.
— Bill Rodgers, 12/21/05 (the winter solstice)
William Sweet , British anti-bloodsports activist shot dead (January 1976) during an altercation with a man shooting birds.
Fernando Pereira , Greenpeace activist killed in New Zealand (July 1985) when the French secret service blew up the ship the Rainbow Warrior.
Bartolomeu Morais da Silva (aka “Brasilia”) a Brazilian farmer who led the struggle against illegal logging, land fraud and destructive large-scale infrastructure projects was found murdered from shot gun wounds and his legs broken in July 2002.
Mike Hill , British hunt saboteur deliberately run over by a hunter in February 1991.
Tom Worby , British hunt saboteur deliberately run over by a hunter in April 1993.
Jill Phipps , British activist deliberately run over whilst trying to stop live animal exports in February 1995.
Karel Van Noppen , a Belgium vet who was assassinated in 1993 by hitmen after he exposed mafia connections in the meat industry.
David “Gypsy” Chain , American eco-activist crushed to death in September 1998 when a tree was felled on top of him by an irate logger in California’s Headwoods Forest.
Beth O’Brien , an American eco-activist died in April 2002 after falling from a tree she was sitting in and protecting at the Eagel Creek timber sale and camp.
Robert “Naya” Bryan , an American eco-activist who died October 2002 after falling from a tree he occupied in Santa Cruz.
Barry Horne, British Animal Lib prisoner starved to death in November 2001 as a result of a hunger strike protesting vivisection.
Recently Released Prisoners
Justin Solondz #98291-011
Released January 2017!
Released February 2018
Get additional information on animal liberation prisoners at these sites:
- Prisoner Solidarity: www.prisonersolidarity.net
- AR Prisoners: www.arprisoners.org/
- No Compromise: www.nocompromise.org/issues/25hallofshame.html
- Bite Back: www.directaction.info/prisoners.htm
- Earth and Animal Liberation Prisoners: www.spiritoffreedom.org.uk/addresses.html
Northwest Grand Jury Defense Network: www.GrandJuryDefense.org
Support Latin American Prisoners: http://anti-politics.net/incendio/priss.htm