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 in their activism that influenced their legal case. Strike up correspondence to lend support to them, or check out this support guide for suggestions.

 

Elicura 8

[Prisoner’s name], CDP Lebu, José Joaquín Pérez 775, Bío-Bío 4350000 Lebu, Chile

The Elicura 8 (Eliseo Raiman Coliman, Matias Leviqueo Concha, Guillermo Camus Jara, Carlos Huichacura Leviqueo, Manuel Huichacura Leviqueo, Esteban Huichacura Leviqueo, Francisco Medina Huichacura and Bernardo Antonio Camus Parra) are part of a larger Mapuche movement resisting forestry companies, hydroelectric projects, and large landholders in defense of their ancestral territories. Direct-action land recuperations and the reconstruction of Mapuche ways of living on their recuperated territories have been pivotal to this resistance. These men have been falsely charged with a death in a Mapuche territory usurped by a forestry businessman and sentenced to 20 years (until 01-2040).

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Fidencio Aldama Pérez

No mail service to the prison, but letters in English or Spanish can be emailed to fidenciolibre[at]protonmail[dot]com

Fidencio is an indigenous political prisoner of the Yaqui Tribe, serving 15 years and 6 months (until 2032) after being wrongfully convicted of homicide. It is believed that he was targeted due to his support for the indigenous community’s opposition to a gas pipeline.

Birthday: November 16, 1989
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Fidencio’s support website

Ladislav Kuc

Uvtos, Gucmanova 19/670, Priečinoik 7, Leopoldov, 92041, 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
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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
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Jessica Reznicek

#19293-030, FCI Waseca, P.O. Box 1731, Waseca, MN 56093, USA

Jessica is a land and water defender who pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to damage an energy facility. She was sentenced to 8 years in prison (until 05-30-2028), received the ‘federal crime of terrorism’ enhancement, and was ordered to pay over 3 million dollars in restitution and three years of supervised release.

Birthday: July 25, 1981
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Support Jessica Reznicek website

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-fascist prisoners

Dan Baker

#25765-509, FCI Memphis, P.O. Box 34550, Memphis, TN 38184, USA

Dan is a social justice activist arrested on January 15th, 2021 after the FBI compiled social media posts related to Trump supporters’ actions on inauguration day to build a criminal case against him. He was sentenced to 3 years and 8 months (until 03-01-2024) and has an appeal pending.

Birthday: September 17, 1987
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Denis Boltut

Denis Viktorovich Boltut, IK-2, ul. Sikorskogo, Mogilevskaya oblast, 213800 Bobruisk, Belarus

Denis was detained on September 25, 2020 after the protests against Lukashenko’s inauguration and charged with organization and preparation of actions grossly violating public order, or active participation in them, violence against the police, and organisation of mass riots. He was sentenced to 6 years (until 09-25-2026).

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Gage Halupowski

#21894460, South Fork Forest Camp (SFFC), 48300 Wilson River Highway, TillamookOR 97141-9799, 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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Tamaz Pipiya

Tamaz Vazhevich Pipiya, IK-1, ul. Tekhnicheskaya 8, Vitebskaya obl., 211440 Novopolotsk, Belarus

Tamaz is an antifascist from Minsk detained on 26 September 2020 on the charge of participation in mass riots on September 23 during the inauguration of Lukashenko. He was sentenced to 5 years (until 09-26-2025).

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Timur Pipiya

Timur Vazhevich Pipiya, IK-15, Slavgorodskoe shosse 183, p. Veino, 213105 Mogilev, Belarus

Timur is an antifascist from Minsk detained after the September 23 during the inauguration of Lukashenko and charged with organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order or active participation in them, organising mass riots and using violence against the police. He was sentenced to 6 years and 2 months (until 11-27-2026).

Birthday: January 15, 1990
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Vitaliy Shishlov

Shishlov Vitaly Vyacheslavovich, IK-3, Vitebskaya oblast, 211322 Vitba, Belarus

Vitaliy is an antifascist from Minsk detained on September 25, 2020 for participation in protests against Lukashenko’s inauguration and charged with violence or threat of violence against an officer of internal affairs and organization of mass riots. He was sentenced to 6 years (until 09-25-2026).

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Anti-globalization prisoners

Marina Cugnaschi

C.C. Bollate, Via Cristina Belgioioso 120, 20021 Milano, Italy [Accurate as of 2015]

One of the Genoa 10 serving 11 years and 9 months (until 03-2024) 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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Vincenzo Vecchi

Centre pénitentiaire de Rennes-Vezin, Rue du Petit Pré, Vezin-le-Coquet 35132, France

Vinchenzo was arrested on August 8, 2019 in France, after being at large. In July 2012 he was sentenced by the Italian Supreme Court to 11 years and 6 months in prison for the clashes during G8 protests in 2001. Italy has been seeking to extradite him but has so far been denied. His next hearing is in June 2022.

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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 in 2048.

Birthday: February 26, 1967
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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
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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
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Free Mumia website

Eric King

#27090-045, USP Lee, P.O. Box 305, Jonesville, VA 24263, 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).

Birthday: August 2, 1986
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Support Eric King website

Sean Swain

#A243205  Ohio State Penitentiary, 878 Coitsville – Hubbard Rd, Youngstown, OH 44505, 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, 1950
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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.

 

Bryant Arroyo

Smart Communications/PA-DOC, Bryant Arroyo #CU-1126, SCI Coal Township, P.O. Box 33028, St. Petersburg, FL 33733, USA

Bryant launched a successful effort to get prisoners involved in the fight against a coal gasification plant next to SCI Mahanoy and has since been battling water contamination issues.

 

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, MCI Shirley (Med Security) Harvard Rd, P.O. Box 1218, Shirley, MA 01464, USA

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

 

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.