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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You may have noticed recently that some of our usually reliable prisoners listings have been a little out of date.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.



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USA

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

Eric King #27090-045, FCI Florence, Post Office Box 6000, Florence, Colorado 81226, USA. [Correct as of: 28/02/18]

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:
http://supportericking.wordpress.com/

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.



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.

Connor Stevens, #57978-060, FCI McDowell, Post Office Box 1009, Welch, West Virginia 24801, USA.
Joshua Stafford, #57976-060, USP McCreary, Post Office Box 3000, Pine Knot, Kentucky 42635, USA.
Douglas L. Wright, #57973-060, FCI Talladega, Postal Mail Box 1000, Talladega, Alabama 35160, USA.
[All addresses Correct as of: 28/02/18]

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: 28/02/18]
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, FMC Carswell, Federal Medical Center, P.O. Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127, USA. [Correct as of: 28/02/18]
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 #11037967, Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI), 777 Stanton Blvd, Ontario, OR 97914, USA. [Correct as of: 27/09/17]
Brian is serving an absurd 30+ year sentence related to a custody battle and a violent altercation with the Child Services Department. He's a dedicated prisoner rights activist.

David Gilbert #83A6158, Wende Correctional Facility, 3040 Wende Road, Alden, New York 14004-1187, USA. [Correct as of: 28/02/18]
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: 28/02/18]
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: lpdcomite@aol.com
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  #243-205, Warren CI, P.O. Box 120, 5787 State Route 63, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, USA. [Correct as of: 11/12/17]
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.

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.

Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280, Sullivan Correctional Facility, 325 Riverside Drive, P.O. Box 116, Fallsberg, NY 12733-0116, USA. [Correct as of: 28/02/18]

Seth Hayes is a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, he was framed and convicted of murdering a NYC police officer in 1973. He was charged with seven counts of attempted murder and one count of murder in the first degree. He has repeatedly been denied parole, not based on his record in prison but because of his political beliefs and work with the Black Panther Party.
Seth is currently undergoing a serious health crisis due to diabetes, a condition that he has suffered from for the past sixteen years and that his time in prison has severely exacerbated. Recently he has suffered from a series of diabetic coma incidents and, unless he gets an insulin pump and the requisite essential monitoring, is very likely to die from a similar coma incident in the near future.
You can find more about Seth here.



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,
SCI Cambridge Springs, 451 Fullerton Ave, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238, USA. [Correct as of: 28/02/18]

Michael Davis Africa AM4973,
SCI Grateford, PO Box 244, Grateford, PA 19426-0244, USA. [Correct as of: 28/02/18]

Edward Goodman Africa AM4974,
SCI Mahanoy, 301 Morea Road, Frackville, PA 17931, USA. [Correct as of: 28/02/18]

Delbert Orr Africa AM4985,

Charles Sims Africa AM4975,
SCI Dallas, Follies Road, Drawer K, Dallas, PA 18612, USA. [Correct as of: 28/02/18]

Mumia Abu-Jamal AM8335, SCI Mahanoy, 301 Morea Road, Frackville, PA 17932, USA. [Correct as of: 28/02/18]
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

We recommend checking out the following sites for up to date information:
https://publicacionrefractario.wordpress.com/listado-de-prisioneros-revolucionarios/
http://paismapuche.org/wordpress


Nataly Casanova Muñoz
Carcel de San Miguel, Modulo de Connotación Publica, Centro Detención Preventiva San Miguel, San Francisco 4756, San Miguel, Chile. [Correct as of 15/11/17]
Juan Flores Riquelme
Cárcel Santiago Sur (Ex-Penitenciaria), Modulo C, Avda. Pedro Montt1902. Santiago, Chile. [Correct as of 15/11/17]

On September 18, 2014, anarchist comrades Nataly Casanova, Juan Flores and Guillermo Durán were arrested in a large police operation, and accused of the attack at the Los Dominicans metro on July 23 and the SubCentro (shopping centre) in the vicinity of the Metro Escuela Militar on September 8, this last attack ended with several injured bystanders. Both actions claimed by the Conspiración de Células del Fuego-Chile.
Nataly and Juan were also accused of participating in the attacks that occurred on August 11, 2014 against two police officers, an action claimed by the Conspiración Internacional por la Venganza.
The comrades were detained and are being prosecuted under an anti-terrorist law.

On September 23 Juan was formally charged on 5 counts: Attack against the Los Dominicans metro on July 23, double attack against police stations, Attack against the SubCentro and possession of gunpowder (attempted terrorist attack).
Nataly was formally charged on 2 counts: Attempt against the Los Dominicans metro and possession of gunpowder (attempted terrorist attack).


Tamara Sol Farías Vergara, Complejo Penitenciario Valdivia, Av. Ramon Picarte 4100, 5101516 Valdivia, Los Ríos, Chile. [correct as of: 01/02/18 but see below]

Charged on January 21, 2014, with the shooting of a security guard BancoEstado in revenge for the death of the anarchist comrade Sebastian Overluij. She wass stopped when entering a nearbye station a with the loaded revolver. Sol is the niece of the Vergara brothers, killed by the dictatorship and granddaughter of Luisa and Manuel, who have held a memorial every March 29th, the day that their children were murdered.

On February 4, 2015, the court in Santiago issued its judgment against Tamara Sol. The court acknowledged the mitigating factor of her previous irreproachable conduct, but denied that Tamara Sol substantially collaborated in clarifying the facts, considering that neither her statement given to the prosecution at the stage of the investigation with which she admitted to the facts, nor her consent to the realisation of several expert reports contributed anything, since the evidence was already available to the authorities from the moment of her arrest. In addition, the defense’s proposed mitigating circumstance of diminished capacity, based on expert testimonies by psychologists, was dismissed.

In fact, the presiding judge adopted the prosecution’s argument that spoke of a premeditated action, alleging that this has been demonstrated by the cry "revenge for Sebastián" attributed to Tamara Sol at the time of opening fire on the guard, and emphasising the fact she chose not to make any declaration during the trial. Thus, while the defense sought recognition of two mitigating circumstances in order to request a sentence of 3 to 5 years and the application of the alternative sentence of release under intensive supervision instead of actual imprisonment, this objective was not reached.

In particular, Tamara Sol Farías Vergara was convicted of aggravated attempted homicide and sentenced to 7 years in prison, perpetual absolute disqualification from holding any public duty and office and from practicing political rights, and absolute disqualification from maintaining or obtaining any professional license for the duration of the prison sentence. She was also convicted of theft regarding the gun of the security guard and sentenced to 61 days in prison and a fine of almost 215,000 Chilean pesos (300 euros) and ordered to pay the court costs.

UPDATE: Following a failed escape attempt in January, Tamara has been transferred from Valparaiso to the notorious Llancahue prison in Valdivia, Southern Chile. [08/02/18]

Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda
Freddy Fuentevilla Saa
Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad, Cárcel de Alta Seguridad, Modulo H Norte, 1902 Avenida Pedro Montt, Santiago, Chile. [Correct as of: 01/11/17]
Juan Aliste Vega
Unidad Especial de Alta Seguridad, Cárcel de Alta Seguridad, Modulo J, 1902 Avenida Pedro Montt, Santiago, Chile. [Correct as of: 01/11/17]

Marcelo Villarroel , Freddy Fuentevilla and Juan Aliste Vega were arrested in 2009 after a long international manhunt, accused of the robbery of a Santander Bank and the murder of a cop in October 2007. They have been imprisoned for over 3 years awaiting trial and have had it regularly postponed. However, a new date has been set for Tuesday, March 25. [Updated: 15/02/14]

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. The sentences were:
Juan Aliste: 18 years for the homicide of Moyano + 10 years for attempted homicide on the cop Abarca + 14 years for the assault on Santander Bank in Valparaiso and Banco Security = 42 years in prison
Freddy Fuentevilla: 5 years for accessory to the Moyano homicide + 3 years for accessory to attempted homicide of Abarca + 7 years for the Banco Security robbery = 15 years in prison
Marcelo Villarroel: 14 years in prison for the assault on Santander Bank in Valparaiso and Banco Security. [Updated: 07/07/14]

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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