[Last Updated: August 2021]
Support these prisoners by writing letters, sending books, and donating to their support committees. For more comrades to write to, visit Prisoner Support – Earth First! Journal
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.
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.
Marie (Marius) Mason #04672-061, FCI Danbury, Route 37, Danbury, CT 06811 *Address envelope to Marie, address letter to Marius
Jessica Reznicek is a land and water defender who is serving an 8 year sentence for sabotage of construction machinery on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in 2017. Jessica pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to damage an energy facility and on June 30, 2021, was sentenced to 8 years in prison. She received the ‘federal crime of terrorism’ enhancement and was ordered to pay over 3 million dollars in restitution and three years of supervised release. She reported to federal prison on August 11, 2021. Jessica has a deep love for nature, camping, swimming, hiking, theology, music, gardening, laughter and eco-sustainability, as well as a commitment to self-discovery through deep relationships cultivated in intentional faith-based community living.
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.
(On pre-trial release 1.2021)
PRISONERS OF INDIGENOUS LAND STRUGGLES
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
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
The following MOVE prisoners have been released. You can donate to their release funds:
FIGHT TOXIC PRISONS INCARCERATED COMRADES
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.
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.
Comrade Rashid (Kevin Rashid Johnson)
Kevin Johnson D.O.C. No. 264847, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, PO Box 500, 6908 S. Old US Hwy 41, Carlisle, IN 47838
In 1990, Kevin “Rashid” Johnson was a drug dealer, an ambitious member of amerika’s Black lumpen proletariat, or underclass. Like so many, as a young adult he was arrested and received a lengthy prison sentence. He has been incarcerated ever since – for the past eighteen years in conditions of solitary confinement.