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The Anarchist Black Cross was originated in Tsarist Russia to organise aid for political prisoners. In the late 1960s the organisation resurfaced in Britain, where it first worked to aid prisoners of the Spanish resistance fighting the dictator Franco's police. Now it has expanded and groups are found in many countries around the world. We support anarchist and other class struggle prisoners, fund-raise on behalf of prisoners in need of funds for legal cases or otherwise, and organise demonstrations of solidarity with imprisoned anarchists and other prisoners.


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You may have noticed recently that some of our usually reliable prisoners listings have been a little out of date. This is due to a current shortage in our group numbers and increasing commitments to other projects. You can help by sending any updates/contributions to the listings that you come across. Thanks in advance. In solidarity. Brighton ABC.

PS: Check out Prisonersolidarity.com, the Los Angeles ABCF-run anarchist and class struggle prisoners listing wiki resource.



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USA

[All US federal prisoners' addresses can also be located at: www.bop.gov/inmateloc/]

Jennifer Amelia Rose #E-23852, Salinas Valley State Prison D3-1250, P. O. Box 1050, Soledad, CA 93960-1050, USA. [Correct as of: 05/08/21]
Jennifer Amelia Rose is an anti-authoritarian trans woman and insurrectionist amazon held captive for over 25 years for armed robberies and a 1995 attack on a district attorney and associate prison warden. She took part in the 1991 Folsom Prison hunger strike, after which she was beaten and tortured, convicted for armed resistance, and sentenced to multiple 25-to-life sentences under the Three Strikes Law. She has spent over ten years in solitary confinement at Folsom and the Pelican Bay Secure Housing Unit. Despite all of this, Jennifer continues to struggle for freedom, remaining a committed anti-authoritarian, anti-imperialist, anti-racist, anti-fascist, and anti-capitalist.


Gage Halupowski
#21894460 Snake River Correctional Institution 777 Stanton Blvd. Ontario, Oregon 97914-83305, USA. [Correct as of: 10/02/21]
Gage was arrested at a counter demonstration against a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon on June 29, 2019 and had been locked up at the local county jail since that day with a high bail. Then on November 1st Gage accepted a non-cooperation plea deal, plead guilty to an assault charge, and was sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison. On November 29th Gage arrived at the prison where he’ll most likely be doing the majority of his time in Ontario, Oregon which is out by the Idaho border

Here is the contact info for PNW Anti-fascist Workers Collective ,or follow them on Twitter for updates on Gage or other Portland area Antifascist defendants or prisoners.

Here is where you can find contact info for Rose City Antifa, or follow them on Twitter for updates on Gage or other Portland area Antifascist defendants or prisoners.


Eric King CURRENTLY UNDER A SIX-MONTHS GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE BAN. [Correct as of: 29/09/21]
Eric G. King, a 28-year-old vegan anarchist, was arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a government official's office in Kansas City, MO in September 2014. Eric is being charged with throwing a hammer through a window of the building, followed by two lit Molotov cocktails.

On March 3, 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". Then almost three months later on June 28, at the federal courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri. Eric King was sentenced to ten years, the statutory minimum and maximum for the charge he plead guilty to. His release date is June 2, 2023.

More information at:
https://supportericking.org/

You can also help Eric towards the costs of phone calls with friends and supporters to prevent him from being isolated, the costs of books and shipping to help him pass the time inside (much of which has been in solitary confinement), and commissary to help him purchase toiletry items and vegan food, as well as helping people to come support him by pack the courtroom for Eric's trial, by donating to Eric's Fundrazr account.

NB: Mail at USP McCreary has very strict standards. He can only receive mail written in blue or black ink (including printed mail). No colored ink or pencil.
He can only receive mail written/printed on white paper with standard thickness.
No postcards.
Envelops must be addressed by printing or writing address in envelope (no labels). Only white envelopes.



Black Scare'/Occupy Conspiracy Prisoners

In the wake of 'Green Scare', the FBI have taken to widening their targeting strategy and have the Occupy Movement and anarchists in general in their sights. Using the standard COINTELPRO tactics of infiltration and the use of agent provocateurs, the FBI have set up a number of people in fabricated terrorism charges.

Cleveland 4
Five Occupy Cleveland activists - Doug Wright, Connor Stevens, Joshua 'Skelly' Stafford, Brandon Baxter and Tony Hayne - were arrested and jointly charged with conspiracy, attempted use of an explosive device to destroy property in interstate commerce, and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction to destroy property in interstate commerce. This relates to an alleged 'plot' to blow up an Ohio bridge on May Day to protest corporate rule. Much of the State's case is based on the actions and testimony of a paid informant or 'confidential human source' who did everything he could to push the five towards considering bombing the bridge and on an undercover FBI agent who was going to build the bomb for them.

Anthony Hayne has since cut a deal with the US government and, in return for a reduced sentence, will testify against his co-defendant As a result he has been removed from all prisoner support list.

Joshua Stafford, #57976-060, USP McCreary, Post Office Box 3000, Pine Knot, Kentucky 42635, USA.
Douglas L. Wright, #57973-060, USP Florence, P.O. Box 7000, Florence, CO 81226, USA.
[All addresses Correct as of: 05/08/21]

NB: Brighton ABC have withdrawn their support for Brandon Baxter due to his repeated abusive behaviour towards the women who have offered him support, and his apparent inability to acknowledge that abuse.

Or write to the 4: c/o Cleveland 4 Justice, P.O. Box 602117, Cleveland, OH 44102, USA
www.cleveland4solidarity.org/



Jeremy Hammond #18729-424, FCI Milan, Post Office Box 1000, Milan, Michigan 73189, USA. [Correct as of: 28/10/18]
Jeremy Hammond was arrested in March 2012 and charged with five felony counts, including three under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Each of the CFAA counts carries a 10-year maximum prison sentence, with the total amounting to more than 40 years, for publicising internal emails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor through Wikileaks.
Though he is charged with committing non-violent offences, he has been denied bail. Since his jailing he has been denied access to family (one year) and friends (two years) for minor jailhouse infractions. He has also been placed in solitary confinement on two separate occasions. He has been awaiting a trial date for over a year.
Facing the possibility of a 40 year plus sentence, on May 28 2013 he pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Jeremy was sentenced on November 15 to 10 years in prison, the term that the prosecution had demanded. He has since been transferred to FCI Manchester. [Updated: 18/01/14]
http://freejeremy.net/



Green Scare

In a widespread coordinated FBI sweep called 'Operation Backfire' in early 2006, a number of people have been imprisoned for acts of ELF and ALF (Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front) property destruction and sabotage, implicated by informers and other defendants. One of the defendants, Bill Rodgers from Arizona, was found dead in his cell while on remand in an apparent suicide. The term Green Scare refers to the federal government's expanding prosecution efforts against animal liberation and ecological activists, drawing parallels to the "Red Scares" of the 1910's and 1950s.

Marius Jacob Mason, #04672-061, FCI Danbury, Route 37, Danbury, CT 06811, USA. [Correct as of: 28/03/19]
Sentenced to 21 years and 10 months for involvement in ELF arsons, against a University building carrying out Genetically Modified crop tests and other ELF actions, Marius has received the longest sentence of any of the Green Scare defendants.
UPDATE: We would like to let everyone know that Marius Jacob Mason will no longer be using the name Marie, and will be using male pronouns. We hope that you will all join us in supporting Marius through this transition, which will no doubt be extra challenging within the prison system. Until his name is legally changed, any mail sent to Marius in prison will still need to be addressed to ‘Marie Mason’ on the envelope. This goes for donations also. Please write to Marius at this time! Receiving supportive and friendly mail makes a world of difference. [source] [20/07/14]



Eric Wildcat Hall #BL-5355, Unit JA-1012, SCI Forest, PO Box 945, Marienville, Pennsylvania 16239, USA. [Updated: 05/08/17]
Serving 35-75 years for helping ship arms to Central American indigenous activists.
Eric's Between The Bars profile.

Brian McCarvill
It is with great sadness that we pass on news of Brian McCarvill, who died of Covid-19 in prison on September 27, 2020, the date of his 68th birthday. As a group, Brighton ABC were able to support Brian, and one of our members kept up a personal corresponce with him, for the last 20 years - he used to say that as a prisoner receiving a letter was better than any medication for depression.
A truely great man, who helped so many others incarcerated with him. He will be greatly missed.

David Gilbert #83-A-6158, Shawangunk Correctional Facility, PO Box 700, Wallkill, NY 12589, USA. [Correct as of: 23/11/19]
After about 5 years of organising in the above ground movement during the sixties, David joined the revolutionary underground, spending a total of 10 years living clandestinely, actively resisting imperialism with arms as part of the Weather Underground group. On October 20, 1981, he and other comrades were captured at Nyack, NY during an attempted expropriation by a unit of the Black Liberation Army working with white revolutionaries (known as the Revolutionary Armed Task Force- RATF). During the expropriation attempt, 3 officers were killed. Charged and convicted of felony murder, David is serving a 75 year (minimum) to life sentence.

Leonard Peltier # 89637-132 USP Coleman I, PO Box 1033, Coleman, Fl 33521, USA. [Correct as of: 28/10/18]
Leonard was an American Indian Movement (AIM) activist framed by a COINTELPRO operation for the murder of two FBI agents in 1975 and is serving two consecutive life sentences. He's gravely ill at the moment and has recently been denied access to a life-saving Hepatitis C treatment [September 2016].
His support group can be contacted: LPDC, PO Box 583, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA.
email: [email protected]
www.freepeltiernow.org

John Graham, #04321, South Dakota State Penitentiary, Box 5911, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5911, USA. [Correct as of: Nov. 2017]
John was an American Indian Movement (AIM) activist and was arrested in Vancouver in December 2003, and extradited to South Dakota in December 2007. The allegations against John are of murdering fellow AIM member Anna Mae Pictou in 1975. John Graham denies he killed Anna Mae.
www.grahamdefense.org/

Byron Shane “Oso Blanco” Chubbuck  #07909-051, USP Victorville, Post Office Box 3900, Adelanto, California 92301, USA. [Correct as of: 01/11/17]
An Indigenous rights activist serving 80 years for bank robbery, aggravated assault on the FBI, escape and firearms charges. A confidential informant reported that Oso was robbing banks in order to acquire funds to support the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico throughout 1998-99.
[Address envelope to Byron Chubbuck]

Sean Swain  #2015638 Buckingham Correctional, PO Box 430, Dillwyn, VA 23936, USA. [Correct as of: 11/01/20]
An anarchist/indigenous prisoner and former union organiser fighting his conviction by citing the US government's illegal occupation of native land, also by running for governor of Ohio from prison as a Zapatista candidate in 2010.
He has been held without a legal conviction or sentence since 1991 for the self-defence killing of a court official’s relative who broke into Sean’s home and threatened his life. In 2011, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority gave Sean a continuance of 5 years without notifying his counsel of a full-board hearing as required by statute. None of the State’s laws apply in Sean Swain’s case. His next parole eligibility date is in 2016 but there is no reason to believe the State will have any greater regard for justice or truth than it does now, so Sean has stated that he will not attend that hearing.
Check out Sean's regular posts on his website.

Casey Brezik, #1154765, Western Missouri Correctional Center, 609 East Pence Rd, Cameron, MO 64429, USA. [Correct as of: 05/08/21]
Casey Brezik is an anarchist from the Kansas City area. In 2010, anarchist Casey Brezik tried to assassinate the governor of Missouri. In June 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.

Russell Maroon Shoats  #AF-3855, SCI Dallas, Follies Road, Dallas, PA 18612, USA. [Correct as of: 28/02/18]
Maroon is a 68-year old political prisoner, community activist, founding member of the Black Unity Council, former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. He has spent the last twenty-one years in solitary confinement within the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC). During this time he has not violated prison rules, and has not been issued any misconducts in more than two decades. Despite his impeccable record, prison authorities continue to hold him in 23-24 hour lockdown at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) Greene based on acts that occurred more than thirty years ago.
For more background info see his Denver ABC page.



MOVE was a mainly black revolutionary group with an ecological perspective who were consistently persecuted by Philadelphia police during the 70's. This culminated in the police firebombing of their commune in 1985 in which 11 people, including five children, were killed, either shot trying to flee the burning building or who died in the conflagration. The 'Move 9' were framed for the alleged murder of a cop shot in 1978, after hundreds of police surrounded their house & flooded it with water & gunfire. The officer was shot to the back of the head. He was facing the house at the time, which would therefore negate the notion that MOVE was responsible for his death. The '9' were found guilty and sentenced to up to 100 years each.
The 9th defendant, Merle Africa died in prison in 1998 under suspicious circumstances.

www.move9parole.blogspot.co.uk/
For more info about their case:
www.eco-action.org/dt/20yrs.html
or contact: Friends of Move, PO Box 14129, London WC12 8GR, UK.

William Philips Africa
Phil Africa sadly passes away on January 10, 2015, in SCI Dallas under mysterious circumstances. For more information see: onamove.com/phil-africa-dies-suspiciously/

Debbie Simms Africa #006307, [released on 16/06/18 after nearly 40 years!!]
Janet Holloway Africa #006308,
Janine Phillips Africa #006309, [Both were released on 25/05/19 after more than 40 years.]

Michael Davis Africa AM4973, [released on 23/10/18]

Edward Goodman Africa AM4974,
[released on 21/06/19]

Delbert Orr Africa AM4985, [released on 18/01/20]

Charles Sims Africa AM4975,
SCI Dallas, Follies Road, Drawer K, Dallas, PA 18612, USA. [Correct as of: 21/06/19] - the only two of the MOVE 9 still in Amerika's dungeons!

Mumia Abu-Jamal AM8335, SCI Mahanoy, 301 Morea Road, Frackville, PA 17932, USA. [Correct as of: 28/10/18]
Mumia is an ex-Black Panther, radical journalist and MOVE supporter who was framed for the murder of a cop in 1981. The death sentence for Mumia has been overturned, but his defence team has 180 days, to put together an appeal against his sentence being commuted to life. For more info contact International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, PO Box 19709, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA.
www.freemumia.com/

UPDATE: Since the Supreme Court rejected a request from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to overturn the most recent federal appeals court decision declaring Mumia’s death sentence unconstitutional, he has been moved out of Administrative Custody and transferred to Disciplinary Custody at SCI Mahanoy. [16/12/11]
And since moved to the general population. [Updated 31/01/13] For the latest on Mumia's on-going health problems, see our News page.


CHILE

Mónica Caballero Sepúlveda
Centro de prisión preventiva de mujeres de San Miguel, San Francisco 4756, San Miguel, Región Metrópolitana, Chile. [Correct as of: 05/08/21]
Francisco Solar Domínguez
Complejo Penitenciario Rancagua – Módulo 2, Calle La Gonzálina s/n, Rancagua, Región O’Higgins, Chile. [Correct as of: 05/08/21]

In the early hours of Friday, July 24, 2020, a number of searches took place in Santiago, Chile, and two anarchists, Francisco Solar and Mónica Caballero, were arrested, accused of several actions with explosive devices between 2019 and 2020. Specifically, both are accused of the double explosive attack that took place inside the Tánica building, a former Transoceánica real estate agency, in the wealthy municipality of Vitacura, on February 27, 2020, an action claimed by the Afinidades Armadas en Revuelta (Armed Affinities in Revolt). While only Francisco is accused of the shipment of two parcel bombs: the first against the 54th police station of Huchuraba, in the northern area of Santiago, which on July 25, 2019 caused the injury of eight policemen; the second to the offices of Quiñenco, against the former Minister of the Interior Rodrigo Hinzpeter, in the municipality of Las Condes, which arrived on the same date but was defused. This last double action was claimed by the Cómplices Sediciosos / Fracción por la Venganza (Seditious Accomplices / Fraction for Vengeance).

Previously, Mónica and Francisco were arrested on August 14, 2010, in Chile, in the context of the repressive anti-anarchist operation called 'Caso Bombas'. In previous years, at least a hundred arson and explosive attacks had targeted power structures. On June 1, 2012, all the defendants were acquitted. They were subsequently arrested on November 13, 2013 in Spain and charged with carrying out the explosive attack against the Basilica del Pilar in Zaragoza (October 2, 2013). At the end of a lengthy trial they were finally sentenced to 4 years and 6 months. On March 7, 2017, they were released from prison and deported from Spain to Chile.


Juan Flores Riquelme
Complejo Penitenciario Rancagua – Módulo 1, Calle La Gonzálina s/n, Rancagua, Región O’Higgins — Chile. [Correct as of 05/08/21]

Juan Flores is serving a sentence of 23 years, having been convicted by the Chilean state for incendiary attacks in 2014 claimed by the Conspiracy Cells of Fire & International Conspiracy of Revenge. On July 23, 2014 a CCF cell bombed Los Dominicans station on the Santiago Metro, and on September 8, 2014 a shopping mall in Las Condes. In both instances, measures were taken to ensure the bombswould not hurt anyone, but in the former a bag containing the bomb was moved by a Metro employee, and in the latter the
police ignored a warning call the CCF cell made 10 minutes before the bomb was set to go off. As a result, the attacks ended up injuring people, so the Chilean state was able to claim they were meant to terrorise the population, and used an anti-terrorism law to obtain maximum sentencing on March 15, 2018 after proclaiming Juan guilty of both attacks. Two other anarchist comrades, Nataly Casanova and Guillermo Durán, who were arrested along with Juan Flores on September 18, 2014 in a large police operation and were initially charged alongside him, but after over three years of imprisonment and criminal proceedings, they were found not
guilty on all counts.


Ignacio Andrés and Luis Enrique Avaca Mancilla
Twenty-one year old twins Ignacio Andrés and Luis Enrique Avaca Mancilla charged with the offences of manufacturing and sending an explosive device to the fourth police station in Talca in November 2020. Currently held in preventative detention, they are also charged with the crimes of less serious injury and damage against Carabineros, as the incident left two officers injured with acoustic trauma.
Luis Avaca
Ignacio Avaca
Complejo Penitenciario Rancagua – Módulo 1, Calle La Gonzálina s/n, Rancagua, Región O’Higgins — Chile. [Correct as of: 05/08/21]


Joaquín Garcia Chanks, Complejo Penitenciario Rancagua – Módulo 1, Calle La Gonzálina s/n, Rancagua, Región O’Higgins — Chile. [Correct as of: 05/08/21]
Joaquín whas convicted for bombing a prison guard training facility in San Bernardo, Chile, along with his comrade Kevin Garrido. They were both arrested the day of the bombing on November 19, 2015, and were held in prison until September 2018, when the court sentenced Kevin to 17 years, and Joaquín to 13. On November 2, 2018, Kevin was murdered in prison by another prisoner.
In 2016, while awaiting sentence, Joaquín attacked the former boss of the intelligence police during the Pinochet dictatorship inside the prison they both were held in.


Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda
Juan Aliste Vega
Complejo Penitenciario Rancagua – Módulo 1, Calle La Gonzálina s/n, Rancagua, Región O’Higgins — Chile. [Correct as of: 05/08/21]

In September 2007, a branch of the Banco Santander was robbed in Valparaíso and on October 2007 a second robbery took place at the Banco Security in Santiago, during which one cop, Luis Moyano, died in a shootout and a second, Fernán Abarca, was wounded while the perpetrators were making their escape.
After a long international manhunt, Villarroel and Fuentevilla were arrested in Neuquén, Argentina on March 15, 2008. They were then deported to Chile on December 15, 2009. On July 9, 2010, comrade Juan Aliste Vega was arrested at the bus station in Retiro and all three spent many years in prison awaiting a trial that faced regular and repeated postponement.
On July 2, 2014, the 3 comrades were sentenced in their absence, having refused to assist in the judicial show, and gave their disposition by video link. Juan was sentenced to 18 years for the homicide of Moyano, 10 years for attempted homicide on the cop Abarca and 14 years for the assault on Santander Bank in Valparaiso and Banco Security for a total of 42 years. Freddy was sentenced to 5 years for accessory to the Moyano homicide plus 3 years for accessory to attempted homicide of Abarca and 7 years for the Banco Security robbery, a total of 15 years in prison. Marcelo was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the assault on Santander Bank in Valparaiso and Banco Security.
Freddy was released in 2018.
[Updated: 05/08/21]


Hans Felipe Niemeyer Salinas, Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad, Cárcel de Alta Seguridad, Módulo H,
Avenida Pedro Montt 1902-A, Santiago, Chile. [Correct as of: 14/11/17]

Hans Niemeyer was arrested on November 30, 2011 near a BCI Bank after an explosive attack. Held in preventive prison under the Anti-terrorist Law, he was charged for another 3 attacks. After a year in prison, Hans was granted house arrest and went underground on December 7, 2012 after his legal process was effectively sabotaged by the state. On April 26, 2013, he was arrested by the Investigative Police (PDI). Hans was sentenced in July 2013 to 5 years in prison, and since then has carried out multiple hunger strikes, the latest in solidarity with Monica Caballero, Francisco Solar, Sebastian Oversluij, and Matias Catrileo.
[See also: Requiem for the Passing Moon]


MEXICO

Luis Fernando Sotelo Zambrano
On September 20, after 1 year and 9 months in custody, 20-year-old high school student Luis Fernando Sotelo Zambrano was sentenced to 33 years and 5 months in prison and fined $ 52,000 for the crimes of attack against the public highway, attacks on public peace and criminal damage, in connection with an arson attack on a Metrobus depot. This is the latest in the long line of heavily repressive sentences handed donw for relatively minor acts of civil disobedience and protest in Mexico and his compañeros have denounced the excesses in injustices of the Mexican criminal justice system, with fellow prisoners beginning an indefinite hunger strike on September 28. [Updated: 01/10/16]
We wil update with Luis Fernando's address when we have it.

Fernando Barcenas Castillois an 18-year-old anarchist, student of the College of Sciences and Humanities on the Vallejo campus who also works in a furniture factory. He was arrested on December 13, 2013 accused of burning a Christmas tree company Coca-Cola in Mexico City in the first demonstration against the 67% in fares on the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metro (Metro Public Transport System). Accused of attacks on public peace and criminal association linked to the setting fire of an xmas tree outsde the Coca-Cola offices, he was arrested some distance away from the event. The only evidence against him was a heavily edited video, which fails to identify him directly, and after a year in custody he has been sentenced to 5 years 9 months jail time.
Letters can be sent to Fernando via cnario [at] riseup.net

 

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