Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War
Anarchist & Anti-Authoritarian:
Jerome W. Bey #37479, SCCC, (5-D-256), 255 West Highway 32, Licking, MO 65102. Anarchist social prisoner and founder of the Missouri Prison Labor Union (MPLU).
Bill Dunne #10916-086, Box 019001, Atwater, CA 95301. Anti-authoritarian activist sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of a prisoner in 1979.
Larry Giddings #10917-086, Box 1000, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Anti-authoritarian activist sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of a prisoner in 1979.
Matthew Lamont #T90251, D3-140, 44750 W. 60th Street, Lancaster, CA 93536. Anarchist revolutionist serving 3+ years for allegedly planning an attack on neo-Nazis.
Robert Thaxton #12112716, 4005 Aumsville Hwy, Salem, OR 97301. Long-time anarchist activist sentenced to seven years in prison for throwing a rock at a cop in self-defense at a June 18, 1999 Reclaim the Streets protest in Eugene.
Harold Thompson #93992, Northwest Correctional Complex, Route 1, Box 660, Tiptonville, TN 38079. Serving multiple life sentences for clandestine resistance.
Animal Liberation & Eco-Defense:
Tre Arrow c/o Rudy Kischer, Embarkation Law Group, 609 W. Hastings St., 6th Floor, Vancouver, BC, V6B4W4, Canada. Environmental activist accused of involvement in arson on logging trucks and on vehicles owned by a sand & gravel company.
Angela M Cesario, #66522-065, Federal Prison Camp Dublin, 5675 8th St. Camp Parks, Dublin CA 94568. Serving 41 months for an arson attack on logging trucks at the Eagle Creek logging site.
William Cottrell #29526112, Metropolitan Detention Center, PO Box 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90053. Environmental activist accused of involvement in a series of Earth Liberation Front actions that saw the damaging and destruction of approximately 125 SUVs.
Jeffrey Luers (Free) #13797671, OSP, 2605 State Street, Salem, OR 97310. Serving a 22+ year sentence for setting fire to Sports Utility Vehicles to protest the destruction of the environment. He has been made an example of by the criminal injustice system and he urgently needs your support.
Craig Marshall (Critter) #13797662, SRCI, 777 Stanton Blvd, Ontario, OR 97914. Serving a five-year sentence for setting fire to SUVs to protest the destruction of the environment.
Fran Thompson #93341, 1107 Recharge Rd., York, NE 68467. Longtime eco-activist serving a Life sentence for shooting dead, in self-defense, a stalker who had broken into her home.
John Wade #38548-083, FCI Petersburg Low, PO Box 1000, Petersburg, VA 23804, USA. Serving 37 months for a series of ELF actions against a number of targets including McDonalds & Burger King; urban sprawl; the construction industry; and an SUV dealership.
Helen Woodson #03231-045, FMC Carswell, PO Box 27137, Admin Max Unit, Fort Worth, TX 76127. Serving 27 years for robbing a bank and then setting the money on fire while reading out a statement denouncing greed, capitalism and the destruction of the environment.
Anti-Imperialist & Anti-Capitalist:
Marilyn Buck #00482-285, Unit B, 5701 8th Street, Camp Parks, Dublin, CA 94568. Serving 50 years to life for actions taken after she escaped prison herself including an armed robbery of a Brink's armored truck and the liberation of Assata Shakur from prison.
Judy Clark Former Weather Underground activist serving time for being a passenger in a get-away van during the 1981 Brinks expropriation attempt in New York. Despite her work with incarcerated mothers and AIDS victims, she is still being denied early release by the authorities. She doesn’t want her address distributed publicly.
Ana Lucia Gelabert #384484, 1401 State School Rd. - GV Unit, Gatesville, TX 76599. Cuban-American socialist political prisoner imprisoned since 1984.
David Gilbert #83A6158, Box 51, Attica C.F., Attica NY 14011-0149. Serving time for clandestine actions against imperialism and capitalism.
William Gilday PO Box 1218, MCI Shirley, Shirley, MA 01464-1218. Jailed for the shooting of a cop during a 1970 bank expropriation intended to fund the movement against the Vietnam War.
William Taylor Harris #T-82151, CSP Solano #8-126U, PO Box 400, Vacaville, CA 95696-4000. Serving 20+ years for clandestine actions related to the (now long defunct) Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Him & other former SLA associates were recently captured by authorities and are being persecuted for crimes they supposedly committed decades ago.
Alvaro Luna Hernandez #255735, Hughes Unit, Rt. 2, Box 4400, Gatesville, TX 76597. Chicano-Mexican freedom-fighter serving time for a frame-up to stop his effective organizing in the Barrios.
Yu Kikumura #090008-050, PO Box 8500 ADX, Florence, CO 81226. Alleged member of the Japanese Red Army.
James William Kilgore #09879000, USP Lompoc, 3901 Klein Blvd., Lompoc, CA 93436. Serving 20+ years for clandestine actions related to the (now long defunct) Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Him & other former SLA associates were recently captured by authorities and are being persecuted for crimes they supposedly committed decades ago.
Sara Olson #W94197, 506-27-1 Low, CCWF, PO Box 1508, Chowchilla, CA 93610-1508. Serving 20+ years for clandestine actions related to the (now long defunct) Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Her & other former SLA associates were recently captured by authorities and are being persecuted for crimes they supposedly committed decades ago.
Tsutomo Shirosaki #20924-016, USP, PO Box 26030, Beaumont, TX 77720-6030. Serving time for his involvement with the clandestine Japanese Red Army.
Most of the following prisoners are serving time for "crimes" in the name of black liberation. Many of them are former members of either the Black Liberation Army (BLA), or the Black Panther Party (BPP), or both. They are either in prison for their clandestine actions against the state and reactionary or repressive forces, or because they have been framed by the authorities.
Sundiata Acoli #39794-066, PO Box 3000, USP Allenwood, White Deer, PA 17887, USP Allenwood. BLA POW.
Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin #EF492521, Georgia State Prison, 100 Georgia Hwy 147 - Reidsville, GA 30499-9701. Former Black Panther and community activist being framed for the murder of a cop. Jamil is formerly known as H. Rap Brown.
Zolo Agona Azania #4969, Indiana State Prison, PO Box 41, Michigan City, IN 46361-0041. Community activist being framed for murdering a cop.
Herman Bell #79C0262, Box 2001, Clinton Correctional Facility, Dannamora, NY 12929. Former Black-Panther who is accused of participating in illegal underground activities. He has been in jail for 22 years, which makes him one of the oldest political prisoners in the U.S.
Hanif Shabazz Bey (Beaumont Gereau) #295933, Wallens Ridge State Prison, PO Box 759, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219. Imprisoned for actions carried out against US colonialism in the Virgin Islands.
Joseph Bowen #AM-4272, 1 Kelley Drive, Coal Township, PA 17866-1021. Former BLA combatant.
Marshall Edward Conway #116469, Box 534, Jessup, MD 20794. Maintains his innocence of a police murder in 1970. He asserts that he is one of many political prisoners in the USA as a result of FBI's war against the BPP.
Bashir Hameed (J. York) #82A6313, Box AG, Fallsburg, NY 12733. Former BPP & BLA member serving time for his involvement in actions resulting in the death of a cop.
Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280, Clinton Correctional Facility, PO Box 2000 Dannemora, NY 12929. Captured and convicted in 1973 under a host of charges, attributed to membership in the BLA.
Sekou Kambui (William Turk) #113058, Box 56 SCC (B1-21), Elmore, AL 36025-0056. Former BPP & BLA member being framed for the murders of a Klan member and a wealthy merchant.
Mumia Abu-Jamal #AM8335, SCI Greene, 1040 East R. Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA 15370-8090. Framed for the murder of a pig. He was recently taken off death row and is waiting for re-sentencing.
Veronza Bowers Jr. #35316-136, Box 819, Coleman, FL 33521-0819, FCI Coleman (Med). Former BPP member falsely accused of killing a cop.
Mondo We Langa (David Rice) #27768, Box 2500, Lincoln, NE, 68542-2500. Former BPP member falsely accused of killing a cop.
Ojore N. Lutalo #59860, PO 861, SBI #0000901548, Trenton, NJ 08625. Anarchist and black liberation soldier serving time for revolutionary clandestine activities.
Abdul Majid (Anthony Laborde) #83A0483, Drawer B, Green Haven Correctional Facility, Stormville, NY 12582-0010. Former BPP member serving time for a crime he did not commit. Another victim of the COINTELPRO wars against the BPP.
Ruchell Cinque McGee #A-92051, PO Box 7500, SHU-2-C-233, Crescent City, CA 95531. Serving time for a courthouse action to free incarcerated black liberationists.
Jalil Muntaqim (Anthony Bottom) #77A4283, Box 618, 135 State St., Auburn Correctional Facility, Auburn, NY 13024. Former Black-Panther who is accused of participating in illegal underground activities. He has been in jail for 22 years, which makes him one of the oldest political prisoners in the U.S.
Sekou Odinga #05228-054, Box 1000, Marion, IL 62959. Former BLA sentenced to 25-to-Life for shooting a cop in self-defense, and also an additional 20 years for the liberation of comrade Assata Shakur and the expropriation of an armored truck.
Hugo Pinell #A88401, PO Box 7500, SHU D8216, Crescent City, CA 95531-7500. Serving time for a courthouse action to free incarcerated black liberation activists, including Jonathan Jackson, brother of George Jackson.
Ed Poindexter #110403, 7525 4th Ave, Lino Lake, MN 55014-1099, Minnesota. Correctional Facility. Former BPP member falsely accused of killing a cop.
Kojo Bomani Sababu (Grailing Brown) #39384-066, 3906 Klein Blvd, Lompoc, CA 93436. Co-defendant of Ojore Lutalo. Serving time for revolutionary clandestine activities.
Kamau Sadiki [address unknown] Former BLA member convicted for allegedly killing a cop.
Mutulu Shakur #83205-012, Box PMB, Atlanta, GA 30315. Sentenced to 60 years imprisonment for an alleged conspiracy by the BLA & the New Afrikan Freedom Fighters against the U.S. government.
Russel Maroon Shoats #AF-3855, 175 Progress Dr., Waynesburg, PA 15370. BLA POW.
Tayari Uhuru [address unknown] One of two remaining members of the "Smyrna Five" (S-5), a group of radical Blacks that attacked the prison authority following the murder of George Jackson.
Herman Wallace #76759, CCR Upper C Cell 1, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, LA 70712. Former BPP member and one of the infamous "Angola Three".
Gary Watson #098990, Unit SHU17, Delaware Correctional Center, 1181 Paddock Rd., Smyrna, DE 19977. The one & only remaining member of the "Smyrna Five" (S-5), a group of radical Blacks that attacked the prison authority following the murder of George Jackson.
Albert Woodfox #72148, CCR Upper B Cell 13, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, LA 70712. Former BPP member and one of the infamous "Angola Three".
The Cuban Five are five Cuban civilians who were actively trying to stop the ultra-right terrorist groups in Miami from carrying out violent actions against the Cuban populace. They were framed up in a political witch-hunt and railroaded by the U.S. in a seven-month trial in Miami, where it was impossible for them to have an impartial and fair trial.
Ruben Campa #58733-004, Box 1000, Oxford WI 53952-0505 F.C.I. Oxford.
Rene Gonzalez #58738-004, Box 725, Edgefield, SC 29824 F.C.I. Edgefield.
Antonio Guerrero #58741-004, USP Florence, PO Box 7500, Florence CO 81226.
Gerardo Hernandez #58739-004, 3901 Klein Blvd., Lompoc, CA 93436 U.S. Penitentiary-Lompoc.
Luis Medina #58734-004, Box 26030, Beaumont TX 77720-6035 U.S.P. Beaumont.
Native American & Land Rights:
Byron Shane Chubbuck #07909051, US Penitentiary, PO Box 1000, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Indigenous rights activist serving time for robbing banks in order to acquire funds to support the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico.
Eddie Hatcher #0173499, Unit #2, Pasquotank Correctional Institute, 527 Commerce Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27906. Longtime Native American freedom-fighter being framed for a murder he did not commit.
Leonard Peltier #89637-132, PO Box 1000, Leavenworth, KS 66048. American Indian Movement (AIM) activist, serving two Life sentences, having been framed for the murder of two FBI agents.
Luis V. Rodríguez #C33000, PO Box 7500, Crescent City, CA 95532-7500. Apache/Chicano social justice activist being framed for the murder of two cops.
Tewahnee Sahme #11186353, EOCI, 2500 Westgate, Pendleton, OR 97801. Native rights activist serving additional time for his involvement in a prison insurgency.
David Scalera (Looks Away) #13405480, EOCI, 2500 Westgate, Pendleton, OR 97801. Native rights activist serving additional time for his involvement in a prison insurgency.
MOVE is a radical, ecological movement that has been attacked by the Philadelphia Police since its inception. Nine members were convicted and sent to prison for life following a 1978 siege at their house in which one cop was killed by another cop. One of those nine, Merle Africa, died in prison after not being treated for a health issue.
Debbie Simms Africa #006307, Janet Holloway Africa #006308, Janine Philips Africa #006309, 451 Fullerton Ave, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238.
Michael Davis Africa #AM4973, Charles Simms Africa AM4975, Box 244, Grateford, PA 19426-0244 SCI Grateford.
Edward Goodman Africa #AM4974, Box 200, Camp Hill, PA 17011-0200 SCI Camp Hill.
William Philips Africa #AM4984, Delbert Orr Africa AM4985, Drawer K, Dallas, PA 18612 SCI Dallas.
Ploughshares is an international movement which uses accountable non-violent direct action to disarm weapons of mass destruction.
Sister Carol Gilbert #10856-039, FPC Alderson RI, Box A, Alderson, WU 24910. Ploughshares activist serving 33 months for an anti-nuke action.
Sister Jackie Hudson #08808-039, FPC Victorville, PO Box 5100, Adelanto, CA 92301. Ploughshares activist serving 30 months for an anti-nuke action.
Sister Ardeth Platte #10857-039, FPC Danbury, Route 37, Danbury, CT 06818. Ploughshares activist serving 41 months for an anti-nuke action.
Puerto Rican Liberation:
The colonial reality of Puerto Rico has created a national liberation struggle that has produced many independence freedom fighters and pro-independence organizations; that have been actively educating, organizing, and mobilizing the Puerto Rican community against US colonialism. The nature of anti-colonial struggles often gives birth to clandestine revolutionary organizations, which engage in armed struggle against the colonial powers. The Puerto Rican political prisoners were apart of two of these clandestine organizations: Las Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional (FALN) and Los Macheteros. Their arrests and subsequent imprisonment correspond to a planned effort by the FBI to destroy their organizations and repress their activities.
Haydee Beltran #88462-024, SCI Tallahassee, 501 Capital Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32031. Puerto Rican political prisoner of the struggle against US imperialism.
Oscar Lopez Rivera #87651-025, Box 33, Terre Haute, IN 47808. Puerto Rican activist arrested in 1981 and sentenced to 55 years for seditious conspiracy. In 1988 he was given an additional 15 years for conspiracy to escape.
Carlos Alberto Torres #88976-024, PO Box 1000, Oxford, WI 53952.
United Freedom Front (UFF):
The following four individuals are serving huge sentences for their role in actions carried out by the (UFF) in the 1980's. The UFF carried out solidarity bombings against the US government on a variety of issues. All of these individuals are excellent people to write to and will answer letters.
Jaan Karl Laaman #W41514, Box 100, South Walpole, MA 0207.
Thomas Manning #10372-016, Box 4000, Springfield, MO 65801.
Richard Williams #10377-016, 3901 Klein Blvd., Lompoc, CA 93436.
Urgent ELP! Bulletin (22nd of August 2004)
Following on from last nights Urgent Information Request, ELP now has the
prison details of the second Il Silvestre defendant who has been remanded
Please send urgent letters of support to:
Carcere Don Bosco
Via Don Bosco 43
Also ELP has learnt that Alessio Perondi is now also at Carcere Don Bosco so
letters to Alessio should now be addressed to:
Carcere Don Bosco
Via Don Bosco 43
A full update on the Il Silvestre situation will appear in the September
issue of Spirit of Freedom, due out soon! In the meantime, please defend
free speech and support the Il Silvestre defendants by sending letters of
support to William and Alessio.