NA-ELPSN is part of the Earth Liberation Prisoners
Support Network (ELP), an international network of
groups that support people who are accused or convicted
of actions taken in defense of the Earth and its inhabitants.
Such actions, accusations, or convictions that would
warrant support by ELP would include: Earth and animal
liberation activity (regardless of whether the "A.L.F."
or "E.L.F." claimed responsibility), anti-nuclear
activity, communities fighting development, peace
action, indigenous resistance, anti-fascist, and prisoners
from the MOVE family.
support is not based on whether people fit a strict
ideological checklist but is granted on a case by
case basis. We do not impose ideological or lifestyle
limits on our support, although we DO NOT support
people that provide information to law enforcement
or snitch on allies or co-defendants.
we are a prisoner support network. That’s it.
Although our acronym "ELP" resembles the
name of the international direct action movement,
"E.L.F.", we have no connection to this
movement other than our ideological support for actions
taken by individuals operating under the E.L.F. banner.
Our support of prisoners is of a wholly separate,
legal and aboveground manner.*
importantly, ELP’s listing or support of an
individual DOES NOT– in any way, shape or form–
indicate that ELP believes a prisoner to be guilty
of any alleged crime. Support IS NOT based upon perceived
guilt or innocence; nor is it based upon a prisoner’s
alleged support of or connection to an underground
movement or activity. Listing and support by ELP,
as described above, is based upon one being charged
and/ or accused of activity taken in defense of the
Earth– not whether or not ELP believes such
allegations to be true.*
welcome feedback and critique on our website as well
as our support work. However, we will not communicate
with corporate media. Since, in most cases, we cannot
communicate with prisoners directly, we cannot effectively
communicate their message to an already biased media.
If one wants to interview prisoners listed on this
website, the first step is to contact the prison and
see what their regulations are. At that point, contact
the prisoner and see if s/he want to speak to you.
We do not facilitate this process. Inquiries from
alternative, independent and movement media or individuals
are encouraged and will be answered promptly.
send us any updated prisoner addresses, new photos,
news items related to prisoners we support, information
on federal and state grand juries, tips, advice or
stamps. Our contact information
is here. To receive e-mail updates, including
ELP's monthly "Spirit of Freedom" newsletters
and urgent bulletins, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can click here to register.
ELP's international website, please see www.spiritoffreedom.org.uk.