Support these prisoners by writing letters, sending books, and donating to their support committees.
Marie (Marius) Mason #04672-061
Danbury, CT 06811
*Address envelope to Marie, address letter to Marius
Marius Mason is a revolutionary anarchist, avid community gardener,musician, parent of two, writer, Earth First! Organizer, IWW member, and former volunteer for a free herbal healthcare collective. He was an extended care assistant at a small Cincinnati school when arrested on March 10, 2008 by federal agents. Marius was convicted of involvement with a December, 1999 arson at a Michigan State University office in which GMO research was being conducted and a January, 2000 arson of logging equipment in Mesick, Michigan. Both arsons were claimed by the Earth Liberation Front.
(On pre-trial release 1.2021)
Joseph Dibee, an alleged member of the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front, was arrested in Cuba in August 2018 and is now being held in Oregon. He is facing federal criminal charges in Oregon, California, and Washington related to acts of economic sabotage against a horsemeat-packing facility, an old-growth timber company, and other operations harming animals and the environment. He is accused of disappearing in 2005 before a federal grand jury indicted Dibee and 12 others as part of Operation Backfire, an FBI investigation into animal and Earth liberation groups which has led to over 15 arrests.
Michael “Rattler” Markus #06280-073
(Released to halfway house 1.2021)
On September 27, 2018, Rattler was sentenced to 36 months pursuant to a non-cooperating plea agreement previously accepted by the court on February 13, 2018. Under the agreement, the Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Felony Offense charge was dismissed and prosecutors and defense jointly recommended a sentence of three years in prison for the Civil Disorder charge. Rattler self-surrendered to the Bureau of Prisons on November 26, 2018, and was placed in FCI Sandstone in Minnesota.
INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE PRISONERS
Byron Shane ”Oso Blanco” Chubbuck
#07909-051, USP Victorville, P.O. Box 3900, Adelanto, CA 92301, USA
Serving 80 years (until 5-12-2071) for aggravated assault of federal agents, escape and bank robbery. Oso Blanco funneled money he stole from banks in the US to the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in Mexico.
Birthday: February 26, 1967
#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
All MOVE prisoners have been released. You can donate to their release funds though:
Move is an eco-revolutionary group for black liberation and in defense of all life. There are currently seven MOVE activists in prison each serving 35-100 years after been framed for the murder of a cop while their house was being raided in 1978. Merle Africa died in prison in 1998 and Phil Africa in 2015, both under suspicious circumstances.
FIGHT TOXIC PRISONS INCARCERATED SUPPORTERS
The following are social prisoners who have become active in the FTP campaign to varying degrees while locked up. While this is only a few examples of individuals, we hope encourages correspondence with people who don’t get much movement mail but deserve correspondence and support. Note: We are not taking any position on the criminal cases or political histories of these individuals, only the positions they have taken regarding environmental health while in prison.
Smart Communications/PA DOC, Bryant Arroyo #CU1126, SCI Frackville, PO Box 33028, St Petersburg, Florida 33733
Bryant launched a successful effort to get prisoners involved with the fight against a coal gasification plant next door to SCI Mahanoy, and has since been battling water contamination issues at his current prison
#00728748, Stiles Unit, 3060 FM 3514; Beaumont, TX 77705, USA
Keith has been involved in legal challenges to the extreme heat of Texas prisons, and spoke at the 2017 FTP Convergence.
#W65484, MCI Shirley PO Box 1218 Shirley, MA 01464, USA
Wayland has been a point person for addressing the toxic water crisis in MA prisons.
Prisoner information changes frequently as people are shuffled through different facilities. The location of any federal prisoner may be confirmed using the BOP inmate locator. Each state prison has an “inmate locator” feature on their website.
A longer list of international eco and animal liberation prisoners, as well as prisoners from other liberation struggles can be found via the Earth First! Prisoner Support Project.