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GRAND JURY RESISTERS
Jordan Halliday *Released!*
Utah animal rights activist Jordan Halliday
was charged with felony contempt of court
for refusing to testify before a grand jury.
This charge carries no maximum penalty. On
July 27, 2010, Jordan plead guilty to one
count of felony contempt. On November 3, 2010,
he received a sentence of 10 months in prison.
Jordan filed an appeal with the 10th Circuit
Court which was denied. He began serving his
10 month sentence on January 10, 2012.
Kevin Johnson #0327873943, Woodford
County Jail, 111 East Court Street, Eureka,
Illinois, 61530-1252. Kevin and Tyler were
pulled over late at night in Roanoke, Illinois
in what appears to be a routine traffic stop.
When they refused consent to a search of the
vehicle, the police searched the vehicle anyway.
Inside, police allege they found bolt cutters,
wire cutters, muriatic acid, ski masks, and
cammo clothing. Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang
were subsequently arrested for “possession
of burglary tools.” Their history as
activists appears to be the sole basis for
Tyler Lang #0821889409, Woodford
County Jail, 111 East Court Street, Eureka,
Illinois, 61530-1252 (See above)
Rebecca Rubin ##770288, MCDC,
1120 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR, 97204. Rebeeca
is accused of being a member of the Earth
Liberation Front. She is facing charges of
arson and conspiracy for actions that occurred
between 1996 and 2001. (Remember not to write
to her about her case at all because she is
Nathan Block *Released
to halfway house!*
Plead guilty and sentenced to seven years and
eight months for involvement in two incidents
of direct actions that occurred in Oregon in
Walter Edmund Bond #37096-013, USP Marion CMU,
PO Box 1000, Marion, IL 62959. Serving 12+ years
for an arson at the Sheepskin Factory in Denver,
Colorado and arsons at the Tandy Leather Factory
in Salt Lake City and the Tiburon Fine Dining
Restaurant in Sandy, UT. For more information,
please visit: http://supportwalter.org/
Tim DeChristopher *Released
to halfway house!* Sentenced to 2 years
for interfering with anoil and gas lease auction
on public land in Utah.
Marie Mason #04672-061, FMC Carswell, Federal
Medical Center, PO Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127. Sentenced to 21 years
and ten months in prison for arson in connection
with actions dating back to 1999.
McDavid 16209-097, FCI Terminal Island, Federal
Correctional Institution, PO Box 3007, San Pedro,
CA 90731. Sentenced to 19 years and seven months
for "conspiracy to damage and destroy property
by fire and an explosive."
Plead guilty and sentenced to seven years for
two incidents of direct action that occurred
in Oregon in 2001.
Steven James Murphy #39013-177, FCI Three Rivers,
Federal Correctional Institution, PO Box 4200,
Three Rivers, TX 78071. Plead guilty and serving
a 5-year sentence for sabotage and attempted
Solondz #98291-011, FCI Loretto, Post Office
Box 1000, Loretto, PA 15940. Justin was indicted
for multiple counts of arson, conspiracy and
use of an "unregistered destructive device"
in 2006 for his alleged participation in an
arson at the University of Washington and an
arson at the Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro
Corral in Susanville, CA. On December 20, 2011,
he plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy
and a single count of arson for the arson at
UW. On March 16, 2012, Justin was sentenced
to 7 years in prison.
Fran Thompson #1090915, CCC, 3151 Litton Drive,
Chillicothe, MO 64601. Fran is a prisoner in
Missouri who has been sentenced to life. Before
going to prison, Fran was a dedicated animal
rights and environmental activist. After a man
who was stalking her threatened to kill her
and then broke into her house, Fran shot and
killed him. Fran had taken on the prosecutor
during her activism, and he used this as an
opportunity to remove a threat to his power.
Waters, Jesse #15854-040, FCI Elkton,
Federal Correctional Institution,
P.O. Box 10, Lisbon, OH 44432. Plead guilty
to Misprision of a Felony in relation to an
arson of a GMO lab at MSU. Jesse is currently
serving 6 months.
Zacher *Released to halfway
house!* Plead guilty and sentenced to
seven years and eight months for involvement
in two incidents of direct actions that occurred
in Oregon in 2001.
The SHAC 7
On March 2, the Bush administration dealt yet another
blow to the First Amendment, as the SHAC 7 were found
guilty of multiple federal felonies for advocating the
closure of the notorious animal-testing lab Huntingdon
Jacob Conroy *Released*
Scott DeMuth *Released*
Darius Fulmer *Released*
Lauren Gazzola *Released*
Alex Jason Hall *Released*
Joshua Harper *Released*
Kevin Kjonaas *Released*
Andy Stepanian *Released*
William "BJ" Viehl *Released*
INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE PRISONERS
Byron Shane Chubbuck #07909-051, FCI Tallahassee, 501
Capital Circle, NE, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Convicted
of robbing banks to send thousands of dollars worth
of supplies to the Zapatista Rebels of Chiapas on a
regular basis during 1998 and 1999.
Leonard Peltier #89637-132, USP Coleman I,
U.S. Penitentiary, P.O. Box 1033, Coleman, FL
33521. AIM activist and citizen of the Anishinabe
and Lakota Nations serving a life sentence after
being framed for the death of two FBI agents
MOVE is an eco-revolutionary group
who carried out protests in defense of all life. There
are currently eight MOVE activists in prison each serving
100 years after being framed for the murder of a cop
in 1979. 9th defendant, Merle Africa, died in prison
Debbie Simms Africa (006307), Janet
Holloway Africa (006308) and Janine Philips Africa (006309)
all at: SCI Cambridge Springs, 451 Fullerton Ave, Cambridge
Springs, PA 16403-1238, USA.
Michael Davis Africa (AM4973) and Charles
Simms Africa (AM4975) both at SCI Grateford, PO Box
244, Grateford, PA 19426-0244, USA.
Edward Goodman Africa (AM4974), 301
Morea Rd, Frackville, PA 17932, USA.
William Philips Africa (AM4984) and
Delbert Orr Africa (AM4985) both at SCI Dallas Drawer
K, Dallas, PA 18612, USA.
Mumia Abu Jamal, (AM8335), SCI Greene,
175 Progress Drive, Waynesburg PA 15370, USA. In 1981
Mumia, former Black Panther and vocal supporter of MOVE,
was framed for the murder of a cop. He was originally
sentenced to death but is currently awaiting re-sentencing
following a court hearing in 2001.