Eco-prisoners

The focus of Earth First! prisoner support is on eco-prisoners, caged animal liberationists and prisoners of indigenous land struggles, who show a bio-centric viewpoint, either in the actions that led to their arrest or in their general activism. Strike up correspondence to lend support to them, or check out this support guide for suggestions.

 

Red Fawn Fallis

#16358-059, FCI Dublin, 5701 8th Street–Camp Park, DublinCA 94568, USA

A January 5, 2017 indictment charged water protector Red Fawn with felony counts of civil disorder and discharging a firearm in relation to a felony crime of violence (which, in this case, is civil disorder) in addition to an earlier charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. She took a non-cooperating plea agreement in January of 2018, and was sentenced to 4 years and 9 months (until 3-05-2021).

Birthday: February, 25
Support Fund
Wiki Profile

Free Red Fawn website

Dr. Song Kang-Ho

Prisoner No. 219, Jeju Post Office, P.O. Box 161, Jeju City, Jeju-do, 63166, South Korea

Song is awaiting trial for praying for peace at the remaining part of Gureombi Rock, after cutting the fence and entering the Jeju Navy Base on March 7, 2020. He leads the Save Our Sea Team, a local citizens’ monitoring team that has been opposing the naval base project for several years.

Song’s Wiki Profile

Save Jeju Now website

Ladislav Kuc

Uutos, Sladkovicova 80, Kra’lova’, Banska Bystrica, 97405, Slovakia

Ladislav is an animal rights activist indicted on charges of illegal possession of arms and manufacturing of explosives for a bombing in front of a McDonald’s in 2011 in which there were no injuries. He was traced after almost a year via a timer found at the scene and communications between him and the manufacturer. During a house search, police found material related to the ALF. Originally sentenced in 2014 to 25 years, in 2018 he was resentenced to 12 years (until 01-2024).

Birthday: November 4, 1975
Diet: Vegan
Wiki Profile

Rattler (Michael Markus)

#06280-073, FCI Sandstone, P.O. Box 1000, Sandstone, MN 55072, USA

Rattler accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement on February 13, 2018 for a Civil Disorder charge stemming from an incident on October 27th, 2016 during the resistance to DAPL at Standing Rock. He was sentenced to 36 months (until 4-10-2021).

Birthday: February 2, 1972
Support Fund

Wiki Profile

Free Rattler on Facebook

Marius Mason

M. Mason (do not address envelope to Marius), #04672-061, FCI Danbury, Route 37, Danbury, CT 06811, USA

Serving 21 years and 10 months (until 05-04-2027) for his involvement in an ELF arson at a University building carrying out genetically-modified crop tests. Marius also pleaded guilty to conspiring to carry out ELF actions and admitted involvement in 12 other ELF actions.

Birthday: January 26, 1962
Diet: Vegan
Book Wish List
Wiki Profile

Support Marius Mason website

Brian Vallaincourt

#M42889, Robinson Correctional Center, 13423 East 1150th Ave, Robinson, IL 62454, USA

Arrested on February 9, 2013 in Chicago for an alleged attempted arson at a McDonalds. He is serving a 9 year sentence (until 09-25-2020).

Birthday: September 5, 1964
Diet: Vegan
Book Wish List
Wiki Profile

Sven van Hasselt

A3021ED, HMP Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5DF, United Kingdom

Sven was extradited from the Netherlands to the UK in February 2017 as part of the Blackmail 3 case related to the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences for their role in vivisection. Sven negotiated a non-cooperating plea deal in September 2017, and was sentenced in January 2018 to 5 years (until 01-2023).

Wiki Profile

Prisoners of Allied Struggles

We also stand in solidarity with people facing imprisonment for their beliefs and actions reflecting a broader vision towards liberation from the oppressive systems. There are over fifty political prisoners and prisoners of war held in the US, and many more politicized prisoners. The following are some of those prisoners from struggles that are allied with the Earth First! movement.

 

Anti-globalization prisoners

Jared “Jay” Chase

M44710,‬ ‪Dixon Correctional Center,‬ ‪2600 North Brinton Avenue,‬ ‪Dixon, IL 61021‬, USA

Originally serving 8 years as one of the NATO 3 targeted and preemptively arrested by undercover cops at a NATO summit protest, however, was sentenced to another year plus lost one year good time credit due to an additional charge for a pre-trial incident in prison. Medical experts have testified that Jay’s behavior at the time is likely related to the fact that he has Huntingdon’s disease, which is terminal and extremely debilitating especially under stressful prison conditions.

Birthday: June 12, 1987
Book Wish List
Wiki Profile

Free the NATO 3 website

Marina Cugnaschi

C.C. Bollate, Via Cristina Belgioioso 120, 20021 Milano, Italy [Updated 03/27/14]

One of the Genoa 10 serving 11 years and 9 months for “devastation and looting” during the G8 summit in Genoa in 2001.

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Francesco “Jimmy” Puglisi

C.C. Rebibbia, (Wing G9/Second floor), Via Raffaele Majetti 70, 00156 Rome, Italy [Updated: 03/27/14]

Serving 14 years (until 06-2027) after being arrested on June 5, 2013 and charged with “devastation and looting” during the G8 summit in Genoa in 2001.

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Joshua “Skelly” Stafford

#57976-060, USP McCreary, P.O. Box 3000, Pine Knot, KY 42635, USA

Serving 10 years (until 10-05-2021) as one of the Cleveland 4 entrapped by an FBI informant who created a scheme to bomb an area bridge, produced the explosives, and coerced four people from Occupy Cleveland into participating.

Birthday: October 3, 1988
Book Wish List
Wiki Profile

Cleveland 4 Solidarity website

Douglas “Doug” Wright

#57973-060, FCI Victorville Medium II, PO Box 3850, AdelantoCA 92301

Serving 11.5 years (until 7-14-2022) as one of the Cleveland 4 entrapped by an FBI informant who created a scheme to bomb an area bridge, produced the explosives, and coerced four people from Occupy Cleveland into participating.

Birthday: May 31, 1985
Book Wish List
Wiki Profile

Cleveland 4 Solidarity website

Anti-fascist prisoners

David Campbell

#3101900657, Robert N. Davoren Complex, 11-11 Hazen St., East ElmhurstNY 11370, USA

David Campbell is being unjustly imprisoned for events that unfolded at the protest of a New York City alt-right event on January 20, 2018. He took a non-cooperating plea for a sentence of 18 months (until 10-18-2020) in a local facility, to avoid a trial and a much longer sentence in a facility far away from his friends and family.

Wiki Profile

Free David Campbell website

Gage Halupowski

#21894460, Snake River Correctional Institution, 777 Stanton Blvd., OntarioOR 97914-83305, USA

Gage was arrested at a counter demonstration against a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon on June 29, 2019. He has been incarcerated ever since and is currently serving a 6 year sentence (until 06-29-2025).

Birthday: July 1, 1995
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Indigenous Resistance Prisoners

Oso Blanco

Byron Shane Chubbock, #07909-051, USP Victorville, P.O. Box 3900, Adelanto, CA 92301, USA

Oso Blanco funneled money he stole from banks in the US to the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in Mexico. Originally serving 80 years for aggravated assault of federal agents, escape and bank robbery, 25 years were taken off his sentence in 2016 when he won his Johnson v. U.S. appeal so his projected release date is now 09-16-2049.

Birthday: February 26, 1967
Wiki Profile

Free Oso Blanco website

Leonard Peltier

#89637-132, USP Coleman I, P.O. Box 1033, Coleman, FL 33521, USA

American Indian Movement activist serving life after being framed for murdering two FBI agents during the 1975 Pine Ridge siege.

Birthday: September 12, 1944
Wiki Profile

Defense Committee website

Imprisoned Comrades

The following are prisoners who Earth First! folks are in some form of contact with, but their cases do not fit in one of the above categories.

 

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Smart Communications/PADOC, Mumia Abu-Jamal/#AM-8335, SCI Mahanoy, P.O. Box 33028, St. Petersburg, FL 33733, USA

Mumia is a former Black Panther and vocal journalist supporter of the eco-revolutionary group MOVE who was framed for the murder of a cop in 1981. He was originally sentenced to death, but was taken off death row and is now seeking a retrial based on withheld exculpatory evidence.

Birthday: April 24, 1954
Wiki Profile

Free Mumia website

Jeremy Hammond

In Transit

Jeremy plead guilty to conspiracy to use his computer savvy to attack the website of Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor) as well as other conservative groups and State operators. He is serving 10 years and is due to be released in 2020.

Birthday: January 8, 1985
Book Wish List
Wiki Profile

Defense Committee website

Eric King

#27090-045, FCI Englewood, 9595 West Quincy Avenue, Littleton, CO 80213, USA

Eric was charged with an attempted firebombing of an unoccupied Congressperson’s office in Kansas City, Missouri in September 2014 and sentenced to 10 years (until 06-02-23). He is now facing up to 20 additional years for one count of assaulting a government official for an incident in August 2018 at FCI Florence.

Birthday: August 2, 1986
Wiki Profile

Support Eric King website

Sean Swain

#2015638, Buckingham Correctional, PO Box 430, Dillwyn, VA 23936, USA

Serving a life sentence for the self-defense killing of a court official’s relative who broke into Sean’s home and threatened his life. He is an anarchist prisoner and former union organizer fighting his conviction by citing the US government’s illegal occupation of native land, and ran for governor of Ohio from prison as a Zapatista candidate.

Birthday: September 12, 1969

Sean Swain’s website

Fran Thompson

#93341, Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, 1107 Recharge Road, York, NE 68467-8003, USA

Serving life plus 10 years for killing a man in self-defense after he violently entered her home. Before her imprisonment, Fran was an eco, animal & anti-nuke campaigner and it is believed this biased the court against her.

Birthday: January 4
Diet: Vegan
Wiki Profile

Free Fran website

Fight Toxic Prisons Contacts

The following social prisoners are supporters of FTP campaign. While this is only a few individuals, we hope corresponding with them helps make an inroad to general prisoner solidarity within the EF! movement. Note: We are not taking any position on the criminal cases or political histories of these individuals.

 

Keith Cole

#00728748, Stiles CF, 3060 FM 3514, Beaumont, TX 77705, USA

Keith is a lifer involved in legal challenges to the extreme heat of Texas prisons, and spoke at the 2017 FTP Convergence.

Wayland Coleman

#W65484, NCCI Gardner, P.O. Box 466, Gardner, MA 01440, USA

Wayland is a point person for addressing the toxic water crisis in MA prisons.

 

Keith “Malik” Washington

34481-037, USP Pollock, P.O. Box 2099, Pollock, LA 71467, USA

Malik actively exposes pollution in the TX prison system from tainted water to factory farming. His projected release date is 5/30/2021.

Birthday: July 16, 1968

EF! prisoner support is ONLY for those who refuse to cooperate with law enforcement. Cooperation entails the passing of any information to law enforcement which can be used to subpoena, arrest or prosecute another person. This includes (but is not limited to) giving agents the names, locations, activities or associations of other individuals, whether before, during or after trial. There is never an excuse to aid law enforcement. If an individual cooperates with the government, our support will end immediately. People that accept plea agreements but do not provide information or agree to provide information about other people still deserve and will receive support. Visit the Informants Page for details and updates about government informants, many of whom are cooperating co-defendants of former or current prisoners we support.