Eco-Prisoner List

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The focus of the Earth First! Prisoner Support Project is on eco-prisoners, caged animal liberationists and prisoners of indigenous land struggles, who share an Earth First! bio-centric viewpoint, either in the actions which lead to their arrest or in their general activism.  We also stand in solidarity with people facing imprisonment for their beliefs and actions reflecting a broader vision towards liberation from the oppressive systems.  Check out a broader list of prisoners from allied struggles, and EF! PSP suggestions for supporting prisoners.
The following are people imprisoned for their involvement in explicitly bio-centric struggle. While we do not make any assumptions of guilt for the state’s allegations not accepted openly by individual prisoners, our position is not to pass judgment on the chosen tactics of those who have accepted political responsibility for their actions. If they are listed on this site, it is because we respect the urgency reflected in their actions, or their ideas (as some prisoners are guilty only of thought-crime). Whether or not we condone specific tactics does not change our feeling that the listed prisoners reflect a level of courage and commitment that so many dream of and long for.
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.  Snitches also often receive the same or higher sentences, regardless of their cooperation. Anyone with evidence of cooperation have an obligation to make that information public. 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 Informant Tracking section for details and updates about government informants, many of whom are cooperating co-defendants of prisoners we support.
To update the information listed here, please email us at efpris [at] riseup.net with ‘PRISONER PAGE CORRECTION’ in the subject line.

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Last Updated: 7/29/14
U.S.-held Earth & Animal Liberation Prisoners
Walter Bond
#37096-013, USP Marion CMU, P.O. Box 1000, Marion, IL 62959, USA
Serving 12 years (until 03-21-2021) for the “ALF Lonewolf” arsons of the Sheepskin Factory in Colorado, the Tandy Leather Factory and the Tiburon Restaurant that sold foie gras in Utah. Walter identifies as Hardline, which he describes as, “a belief system, and a way of life that lives by one ethic – that all innocent life is sacred, and must have the right to live out it’s natural state of existence in peace, without interference.” Hardline promotes a vegan, straight-edge lifestyle and has been criticized as anti-choice, homophobic, sex-negative and in opposition to LGBTQI equal rights. However, Walter is openly bisexual and in a 2013 interview clarified that while he was once anti-choice, he now believes “no woman anywhere should feel ostracized or shamed for her decision to exercise her reproductive right.”
Birthday: April 16
Diet: Vegan
Marius Mason
(Marie Mason) #04672-061, FMC Carswell, P.O. Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127, USA
Serving 21 years and 10 months (until 09-18-2027) 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.  Join the campaign to move Marius from the extreme isolation at FMC Carswell.  Until his name is legally changed, any mail sent to Marius needs to be addressed to ‘Marie Mason’ on the envelope.
Birthday: January 26, 1962
Diet: Vegan

Eric McDavid
#16209-097, FCI Terminal Island, P.O. Box 3007, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA
Serving 19 years & 7 months (until 02-10-2023) for being entrapped and coerced to plan to destroy the property of the U.S. Forestry Service, mobile phone masts and power plants. At the point of his arrest, no criminal damage had occurred.
Birthday: October 7, 1977
Diet: Vegan

Kevin Olliff (address envelope to Kevin Johnson)
IDOC# M42382, Danville Correctional Center, 3820 E. Main St., Danville, IL 61834, USA
Kevin (arrested with Tyler Lang who is out on bail) is an animal rights activist sentenced to 30 months (until 10-2014) for “possession of burglary tools” in rural Illinois.  He is now facing additional charges under the AETA for allegedly releasing 2,000 mink and foxes from fur farms in the Midwest.
Birthday: March 27
Diet:
Vegan

Rebecca Rubin
#98290-011, FCI Dublin, 5701 8th Street – Camp Park, Dublin, CA 94568, USA
Rebecca is serving 5 years (until  04/07/2017) for arson and conspiracy charges stemming from Earth Liberation Front actions that occurred between 1996 and 2001. She accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement.
Birthday: April 18, 1973

Justin Solondz
#98291-011, FCI Loretto, PO Box 1000, Loretto, PA 15940, USA
Serving 7 years (until 08-31-2017) for a 2001 firebombing of the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture.
Birthday: October 3

Brian Vaillancourt
#M42889, Danville Correctional Center, 3820 E. Main Street, Danville, IL 61834, USA
Arrested on February 9, 2013 in Chicago for an alleged attempted arson at a McDonalds.  He took a plea deal for 9 years, and is collecting donations for legal fees for a potential appeal.
Birthday: September 5, 1964
Diet: Vegan

Self-defense Eco-prisoners
Fran Thompson
#1090915, CCC, 3151 Litton Drive, Chillicothe, MO 64601, USA
Serving life plus 10 years for killing a man in self-defense after he had 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

International Earth & Animal Liberation Prisoners
No TAV: The campaign against the building of the Turin-Lyon high speed rail link has been running for 20+ years
and regularly produces new arrests as the Italian State tries to suppress resistance.
Chiara Zenobi, Niccolò Blasi, Claudio Alberto and Mattia Zanotti were arrested on December 9, 2013,
and accused of committing an act of sabotage occurred in May 2013 against the high speed railway (TAV)
construction yard of Chiomonte, Val Susa. The charges pressed against them are heavy: attack with
purposes of terrorism carried out with lethal and explosive devices, possession of war weapons, damages.
A further 3 anarchists, Lucio Alberti, Francesco Sala and Graziano Mazzarelli, were arrested on July 11, 2014, in connection with the action at the Chiomonte TAV site between May 13 & 14, 2013.
Claudio Alberto
Casa Circondariale Ferrara, Via Arginone 327, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
Niccolò Blasi
Mattia Zanotti
CC di Alessandria, Via Casale 50/A, 15121 San Michele (AL), Italy
Chiara Zenobi
CC di Roma Rebibbia, Via Bartolo Longo 92, 00156 Roma, Italy
Graziano Mazzarelli
C.C. Via Paolo Perrone 4, Borgo S.Nicola, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Lucio Alberti 
C.C. Via Cassano Magnago 102, 21052 Busto Arsizio (Varese), Italy
Francesco Sala
C.C. Via Palosca 2, 26100 Cremona, Italy
Davide Forgione and Paolo Rossi, two comrades who have been involved in the Val Susa struggle against the TAV for a number of years, were arrested on August 30 2013 after police stopped their car and found material considered suspicious.
Davide Forgione
Paolo Rossi
Both at: C.C. via Maria Adelaide Aglietta 35, 10151 Turin, Italy
Davide and Paolo, two activists involved in the Val Susa struggle against the TAV for a number of years, were arrested on August 30, 2013 after police stopped their car and found material considered suspicious.

Adriano Antonacci
Casa Circondariale, Via Arginone 327, 44122 Ferrara, Italy
Gianluca Iacovacci
Via Casale 50/A, 15122 San Michele, Alessandria, Italy
Adriano and Gianluca were arrested on September 18th, 2013 by the special operation department units of the Italian police (RIOS). Their houses were searched and personal belongings were confiscated. The two are accused of thirteen attacks, executed by different direct action cells (“Animal Liberation Front,” “Direct Action for the Defense of the Earth,” and “Informal Anarchist Federation – International Revolutionary Front”) against banks, a fur outlet, branch offices of ENI and ENEL [energy companies] and the Albano landfill project.

Marco Camenisch
Strafanstalt Bostadel, Postfach 38, CH-6313 Menzingen, Switzerland
Serving 18 years: ten years for using explosives to destroy electricity pylons leading from nuclear power stations and eight years for murder of a Swiss Boarder Guard whilst on the run. In ’02, Marco completed a 12-year sentence for destroying electricity pylons in Italy. More information on Marco
Birthday: January 21

Alfredo Cospito
Nicola Gai

both at: Casa Circondariale Ferrara, Via Arginone 327, ΙΤ-44122 Ferrara, Italy
Nicola and Alfredo were arrested on September 14th, 2012 and accused of shooting Ansaldo Nucleare manager and Finmeccanica affiliate, Roberto Adinolfi, in the knees – an action carried out by Olga/FAI/FRI nucleus in May 2012.  Alfredo was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison and Nicola 9 years and 4 months.

Ebba Olausson
Box 61
651 03 Karlstad
Sweden
Karl Häggroth
Box 213
596 21 Skänninge
Sweden
Richard Klinsmeister
Box 22113
501 14 Borås
Sweden
Ebba was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison for animal rights actions directed against fur farming. As the prosecutor asked for more years in prison, it may be changed to more/less and she can be moved once a final sentence and a placement in prison has been made.  Karl was arrested later and is now in custody pending the appeal to the Supreme Court and then probably to prison where he will begin his 2.5 year sentence. Karl is a vegan straight edge and anti-racist activist. Richard was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison sentence for actions against fur farmers and other animal abusers.
Facebook support page

Debbie Vincent
A5819DE, HMP and YOI Holloway Parkhurst Road London N7 0NU, UK
On May 17th 2014, Debbie was sentenced to 6 years in prison for campaigning against Huntingdon Life Sciences, Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory which kills about 500 animals every day.  Make sure to include your name and address at the top of the letter and on the back of the envelope.  Now collecting support funds.

Arrestees facing charges:
: Natasha and Sven
Out on bail
This is the third UK conspiracy to blackmail trial involving people accused of campaigning against vivisector HLS.  They are awaiting extradition to face trial.

Comfrey Jacobs
Out on bail
Charged with disorderly conduct, breaking a closure and interfering with a government operation after a blockade to stop Bison slaughter at Yellowstone with the Buffalo Field Campaign.  He is facing trial on June 20th, unless he takes a plea deal.

Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance
Alec Johnson
Facing two charges of Obstructing an Officer, each of which carry a possible one year sentence, stemming from a demonstration against the pipeline.  Trial is set for September or October 2014. GPTSR is collecting donations.
Moriah Stephenson and Stefan Warner
Charged with trespassing after locking to an atrium at a demonstration against Devon Energy on December 13, 2013. They are facing up to 10 years in prison in alleged violation of a “terrorism hoax” statute. The District Attorney’s Office will ultimately decide if they will be charged. GPTSR is collecting donations for the $3500 bail and legal costs.

Katie “Krow” Kloth
Out on bail
Facing trumped up charges of robbery with use of force (a class E felony), two counts of criminal damage to property and one charge of theft of movable property after being present at a Penokee Defenders protest that disrupted bore hole drilling on the Penokee Range. You can call the Iron County DA Mark Lipske and demand that charges against Krow be dropped: 715-561-5671.  Their arraignment was postponed on March 24, 2014.

Arrested with Kevin Olliff (see listing above as he is incarcerated) and originally released on a plea deal since he had no prior criminal history.  However, he was reindicted under the AETA for allegedly releasing 2,000 mink and foxes from fur farms in the Midwest and is now out on bail facing those charges.

Mi’kmaq Warriors: facing charges stemming from anti-fracking demonstration in incensed unsurrendered Mi’kmaq territory near Rexton on October 17, 2013.  Sentencing is scheduled for July 25, 2014.  They made a stance to not only protect the indigenous women, elders and children in their inherent territories but they were also defending the sacred land and waters for all people. They made their stance for the liberation of the Mi’kmaq nation and for the liberation of all indigenous people all over the world.
Germain “Junior” Breau: Found guilty of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and 5 counts of pointing a firearm.
Aaron Francis: Found guilty of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Both at: S.R.C.C, 435 Lino Rd., Shediac, NB, E4P 0H6, Canada

P&G 9
Out on Bail
Nine Greenpeace activists are facing felony charges carrying sentences of 9+ years, following a protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters on March 4, 2014 against the company’s use of palm oil from a supplier tied to tropical forest destruction. Their next hearing is scheduled for May 5, 2014.

Portland Rising Tide
Out on Bail
On December 16, 2013, 16 people were arrested in John Day, Oregon including individuals who were merely in proximity to the Omega Morgan megaload now making its way through Eastern Oregon. Only some of those arrested were actively protesting; others were observers and reporters who were standing nearby on the shoulder of the road, well within the law. Fourteen were charged with five misdemeanors, one with six and the minor arrested in the action was released Monday.

Smash HLS
Civil Charges
Eleven activists are facing a SLAPP suit by Worldwide Primates.  They are now collecting donations for legal support via paypal at the link above.

SOCPA 7
Seven animal rights activists facing charges for allegedly protesting vivisector Huntington Life Sciences.  Trial is set to begin September 22, 2014 and last for 6-8 weeks.  Now collecting donations.

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. To update the information listed here, please email us at efpris [at] riseup.net with ‘PRISONER PAGE CORRECTION’ in the subject line.

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