Mailing List

This is our ongoing collaborative list of political prisoners needing love and support. If you would like to see a prisoner added, please send mailing info and a brief summary to us at opPenPal [at] tormail [dot] org. If you see a prisoner listed whom you do not support, don’t write to that individual. We will not censor this list in any way.


Chelsea Manning:

Chelsea Manning is a former US Army intelligence specialist who is accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, who in turn released portions of the information to news organizations and ultimately to the public. The information Manning allegedly leaked includes hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and the Collateral Murder video, which depicts the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad, including two journalists working for Reuters.

She was sentenced to 35 years in prison, with a possibility of parole after 1/3 of the sentence has been served. She will get nearly 4 years credit for time served, including a 112 day sentence reduction for harsh treatment while in custody.

NOTE: On August 22, 2013 – the day after her sentencing – Manning released a statement confirming her gender as female and requesting feminine pronouns and her preferred name, Chelsea, be used. We respect and honor this request. However, mail to prisoners must bear their full legal name on the envelope to be delivered. As such, we are listing Chelsea’s legal name for mailing purposes only but request that you address her as Chelsea within the text of your letters.

Bradley E. Manning #89289
1300 N. Warehouse Road
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 66027-2304


John Kiriakou:

John Kiriakou is a former CIA analyst who, in 2007, gave an interview on ABC admitting that the CIA was using waterboarding as a form of torture on inmates in Guantanamo Bay. He would later go on to give more interviews and, in 2010, released a memoir entitled The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror. In 2012 he was charged with repeatedly disclosing classified information to the press. He originally plead not guilty to the charges but in October of 2012 he accepted a deal to plead guilty, sparing reporters he had talked to from having to testify in the trial. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison in January of 2013. John is the only person to be charged for the CIA’s torture program. We here at OpPenPal would like to lend our support to him for standing up for the rights of the press and blowing the whistle on the CIA’s illegal operations at Guantanamo Bay.

You can send an email to kiriakoudefense@gmail.com and his lawyers have said they will forward the messages along to him.

John Kiriakou
79637-083
FCI Loretto
PO Box 1000
Loretto, PA 15940


Jeremy Hammond:

Jeremy Hammond was charged with hacking security contractor StratFor, revealing that the company was paid to spy on Occupy activists and others. He accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement to avoid prosecution on 8 other counts of hacking. On November 15, 2013, Judge Loretta Preska sentenced him to 120 months (10 years) in Federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release with restrictions on computer use and political organizing.

Jeremy Hammond #18729-424
FCI Manchester
Federal Correctional Institution
PO Box 4000
Manchester KY 40962


anakata – The Pirate Bay (TPB) founder:

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg
c/o Krim.ass. Jens H Jorgensen,
Politigarden
1567 Copenhagen


Barrett Brown:

Barrett Brown, charged with tweeting a link to a public download of the StratFor leak, posting a video to YouTube, and hiding his laptop, is currently in a Federal jail awaiting trial. He faces up to 100 years in prison.

Barrett Brown #45047-177
Federal Correctional Institution Seagoville
PO Box 9000
Seagoville, TX 75159


Higinio Ochoa III

Hig aka AnonW0rmer is serving 27 months in prison for hacking multiple police websites as part of the cabincr3w. The hacks were in response to police brutality that occurred during the occupy protests. He plead guilty in June of 2012. When writing him please be cautious of what you write as it might make things harder on him while he is in prison.

Higinio Ochoa
72022-279
Federal Satellite Low Elkton
P.O. Box 10
Lisbon, Ohio 44432


Andrew Auernheimer (aka weev):

Andrew Auernheimer, aka weev, was sentenced to 41 months in Federal prison. He will also be on supervision for 3 years after his release and owes $73,000 in restitution. His lawyers promptly announced their plan to appeal.

His crime? Accessing iPad user information available publicly on the web, which should have been password-protected and encrypted. Now he is a felon under CFAA. Apple and AT&T suffered no such repercussions for their glaring security error.

Andrew Auernheimer
#10378-010
FCI Allenwood Low
Federal Correctional Institution
PO Box 1000
White Deer PA 17887

He was able to tweet some updates before his email access got cut. Follow @rabite because you never know what he might do next.

NOTE: To increase chances of your letter reaching weev, send it certified mail.


Raynaldo “Royal” Rivera: (“Neuron” from LulzSec/Sony Hack)

Raynaldo Rivera #76367-308
FCI La Tuna
Satellite Camp
PO Box 8000
Anthony, TX 88021


Christopher Weatherhead

Christopher Weatherhead, aka “Nerdo”, was sentenced to 18 months for what the courts say was his part in Operation Payback.

Christopher Weatherhead A7757CV
HMP Brixton
Jebb Avenue
Brixton London SW2 5XF


NATO 5:

The NATO 5 are being charged with terrorism under an Illinois state law that went into effect after 9/11. They were arrested in the days leading up to the NATO summit protests in Chicago, as a result of infiltration by undercover police officers.

Two of the NATO 5 accepted non-cooperating plea agreements and served out their sentences. The remaining 3 are scheduled to begin trial on January 21, 2014.

Brent Betterly
#2012-0519001
PO Box 089002
Chicago IL 60608

Brian Church
#2012-0519002
PO Box 089002
Chicago IL 60608

Jared Chase
#2012-0519003
PO Box 089002
Chicago IL 60608

NOTE: Mark Neiweem (aka Migs) was released December 12th. You may donate to his release fund here.

You can send welcome home notes to Migs via our PO Box:

OpPenPal
PO Box 409220
Chicago IL 60640

Sebastian ‘Sabi’ Senakiewicz was released from custody at the completion of his sentence. He now resides in Poland. Thank you for supporting him.


Patrick “Yuri” Owens:

Yuri is incarcerated on charges relating to a DUI offense, not for political reasons. However, he has been placed in solitary confinement for 6 months because he identifies as an anarchist. Read this open letter from Migs of the NATO 5 for more background.

Patrick Owens M36667
Pontiac Correctional Center
PO Box 99
Pontiac IL 61764


Cleveland 4:

The Cleveland 4 are Occupy activists accused of terrorism-related charges steaming from a undercover FBI setup.

Connor, Doug and Brandon pled guilty to all charges.  The judge applied a “terrorist enhancement” to each of them, elongating their sentences as well as subjecting them to harsher prison conditions.  Doug is serving 11.5 years, Brandon 9 years 9 months, and Connor 8 years 1 month.

Skelly went to trial and represented himself. He was found guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

They all continue to fight against the government’s attempt to brand them as terrorists, and to expose the techniques of entrapment employed by the FBI and their informant.

Douglas Wright
#57973-060
United States Penitentiary
USP Hazelton
PO Box 2000
Bruceton Mills, WV 26525

Connor Stevens
#57978-060
FCI McKean
PO Box 8000
Bradford, PA 16701

Brandon Baxter
#57972060
USP Coleman I
PO Box 1033
Coleman, FL 33521

Joshua Stafford
#57976-060
USP Canaan
PO Box 300
Waymart, PA 18472

You can also email letters for any of the guys to cleveland4letters@gmail.com and their support team will mail them out for you.


Tinley Park 5:

On May 19, 2012, five men were arrested in Tinley Park, a Chicago suburb, for allegedly assaulting a number of white supremacist organizers. One of the alleged “victims” was arrested on warrants for child  pornography and another was arrested for possessing a firearm as a  convicted felon.

Each of the Tinley Park 5 has accepted a non-cooperating plea bargain and they have been transferred to prison facilities to serve their sentences, ranging from 3.5 to 6 years each.

Alex Stuck was released on November 1, 2013, after serving 18 months. Thank you for your support!

Cody Sutherlin
M34021
13423  E 1150th Ave
Robinson, IL 62454

Dylan Sutherlin
M34022
P.O. Box 7711
Centralia, IL 62801

Jason W. Sutherlin
M34023
100 Hillcrest Rd
East Moline, IL 61244

John Tucker
M34024
Lincoln Correctional Center
P.O. Box 549
Lincoln, IL 62656

Alex Stuck has been released. Thank you for your support.


Kevin and Tyler:

Tyler Lang and Kevin Olliff are two Los Angeles animal rights activists who were arrested in rural Illinois for “possession of burglary tools.” After a traffic stop in which they refused consent to a police search, their car was searched anyway. Inside, police allege they found bolt cutters, wire cutters, muriatic acid, ski masks, and cammo clothing.

Police believe these items were “burglary tools” intended to be used in a crime, and arrested Kevin and Tyler. The two are held on felony charges which carry up to 3 years in prison. They have remained in jail since their arrest on August 14th.

There is no evidence linking them to any crime or intended crime, nor were they arrested on anyone’s property, and their history as animal advocates is the only basis for these serious felony charges.

Kevin Johnson #4565
Woodford County Jail
111 E Court St.
Eureka, IL 61530

Tyler Lang #4564
Woodford County Jail
111 E Court St.
Eureka, IL 61530


PayPal 14:

The PayPal 14 are a group of individuals accused of participating in a DDoS attack on PayPal. They accepted non-cooperating plea agreements to lesser charges but appreciate your continued support through their period of probation.

Vincent Kershaw
c/o Omar Figueroa
7770 Healdsburg Ave
Suite A
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Ethan Miles
c/o Graham Archer
95 S Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113

Christopher Vo
c/o Gregory Bentley
506 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133

Drew Phillips
c/o George Boisseau
740 4th Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

James Murphy
c/o Robert Carey Jr
PO Box 1040
Palo Alto, CA 94302-1040

Mercedes Haefer
c/o Stanley Cohen
119 Avenue D, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10009

Keith Downcy
c/o John Hamasaki
1112 Bryant St, 3rd Floor
San Francisco CA 94103

Dennis Collins
c/o Peter Leeming
108 Locust, Suite 7
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Jeffrey Puglisi
c/o Jogn Lueck
8034 Haven Ave, Suite A
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Daniel Sullivan
c/o Michelle Dee Spencer
55 River St, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tracy Valenzuela
c/o James Thompson
PO Box 636
Los Gatos, CA 95031

Donal Husband
c/o EAan Vizzi
506 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133

Christopher Cooper
c/o Michael Whelan Jr
703 Market Street #913
San Francisco, CA 94103

Josh Covelli
c/o Shira Kieval, Esq
600 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Jerry Koch:

Gerald “Jerry” Koch, a New York City anarchist and legal activist, has been subpoenaed for the second time to a federal grand jury investigating the same event. He was found in contempt of court on May 21, 2013, and is currently being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, NY.

Gerald Koch #68631-054
Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Row
New York, NY 10007


Mumia Abu-Jamal:

Mumia Abu-Jamal is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of a police officer even though witness saw someone else do it.

Mumia Abu-Jamal
AM-8335
SCI-Mahanoy
301 Morea Rd
Frackville, PA 17932


Leonard Peltier:

Leonard Peltier is currently serving two life sentences after being wrongfully convicted of murdering two FBI agents.

Leonard Peltier
#89637-132
USP Coleman I
U.S. Penitentiary
PO Box 1033
Coleman, FL 33521


Hugo Pinell:

Hugo Pinell is the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in USA – 42+ years.

Hugo L.A. Pinell
A88401 SHU D3-221
PO Box 7500
Crescent City, CA 95531-7500


Marc Emery:

Marc Emery is a Canadian cannabis policy reform advocate, a politician, and media publisher as well as a former cannabis seed seller. He is currently serving a five-year sentence in a United States federal prison for selling cannabis seeds. For more info, visit his support page.

Marc Emery
#40252-086
FCC Yazoo Medium E1
PO Box 5888
Yazoo City MS 39194


Casey Brezik

Casey Brezik can now receive mail after more than two years in isolation in a Missouri  state hospital. He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2006 and in September 2010 was involuntarily committed for a six-month reevaluation after allegedly attacking the dean of Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City with a knife, who he reportedly mistook for the MO governor set to speak on campus in what was deemed an assassination attempt.

Casey was sentenced to 12 years.

Casey is an anarcho-communist and would love to receive letters, books and the IWW newsletter.

Casey Brezik 1154765
Western Reception & Diagnostic Corr Ctr
3401 Faraon
St. Joseph, MO 64506


George Martorano:

George Martorano is serving life without parole for marijuana. He has been incarcerated for 29+ years!

George Martorano
12973-004
FCI Coleman Medium
Federal Correctional Institution
PO Box 1032
Coleman, FL 33521


Lists:

Social Movement Prisoners (Denver ABC): http://bit.ly/UWCf98

Politicized Prisoners (Denver ABC): http://bit.ly/UWCf9b

Other Prisoners (Denver ABC): http://bit.ly/UWCf9d

Imprisoned Members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece): http://pastebin.com/HyryFJjB

Anarchists Fighters Prisoners (Greece): http://actforfree.nostate.net/?page_id=4043

10 responses to “Mailing List

  1. What happened to our country? How did we fall so far and so few realize it? Thank you for putting this page together. Now that these gross injustices are finally seeing the light of day, I will be writing those I morally mesh in the hopes to boost their morale & let them know they are NOT forgotten. Then, I will be writing a LOT of letters on their behalf as this is not justice by any standard I recognize.
    Whistle-blowers, hacktivists, & activists are the stuff this country will look back on one day and write FONDLY of as the beginning of everything that mattered… If you don’t mix things up now and again, all the scum rises to the top; our country is certainly proof positive of that!

  2. I could not be more appalled and saddened to read these peoples stories…the small petty things they are accused of purposefully blown up into federal charges..These fascist in government and law enforcement get to make stuff up and throw books at people for the gall of telling the truth to power and so they get this kind of over zealous abuse by a system of psychopathic abusers ..YES psychopaths with badges and certificates and flags..its so disgusting i have no more words for my disdain of what the USA has become and its sick despicable system and the little weasaly police jar heads and prosecutors and corrupted judges. I can only hope that some day there is a blowback and a reckoning for all this.. I will celebrate it.

  3. tHANK YOU brothers and sisters for your support and continued efforts. This has got to stop! (what is going on) I was a part of Occupy Charl;otte, we were infiltrated by police, even had undercovers starting fights and fueling racial animosity, and literally NOT doing their jobs to protect people, as a form of their “counter-protest”, some of us went to jail trying to save women and protecting others.
    furthermore, they were trying to frame people, and even went so far as to accuse me and others of being a terrorist cell, with plans to assassinate the president.
    Just as means to intimidate and splinter us. Be careful everyone, and NEVER GIVE UP! I love you all. Sorry for the rant, just wanted to share.

  4. This is a great resource! (But look at how many people are being hounded by the government for spreading the truth.) Question: does the rule about no card stock mean prisoners will not receive post cards?

  5. We never stop fallowing Humanity Heroes. They do that for us. We should fallow and never stop asking and try non stop contact them for not disappeared !!! I was ordinary citizen until I read Julian Assange! I didn’t believe the stories accuse him! I am changed. All the lie of USA government changed me to trust Julian and Anonymous

  6. this is exactly why everything is fucked up as it is. while there is terror in the streets, rapists, murderers, etc. people who are incarcerated wrongly are in there doing time others deserve.

  7. Wow thank you i have been writing prisoners once a week for the passed 2 years and now i just found this site . So now I have more folks to write too. We do 1 or 2 group writing a month. I have used list from ABC and others. It great to have another site to info!!!! also have books to donate I have been working in and out of bookstore for 25 years, not all political. I have been locked up in my pass and books and letters helped me so much…

  8. I would like to be of some help but my English is not the best so if any of these persons speaks Spanish would become easier to be in contact. By the way I am from Bolivia and letters may a take a while to get there.

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