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Some of our readers may be shocked by some of the things the following prisoners have done in the battle for a free world. We believe you do not necessarily have to believe in the particular tactics or politics of a fellow activist, revolutionary etc. in order to show solidarity and support. These people have been locked up for years, some in the most inhumane conditions by the same system we are fighting against.

Ali Khalid Abdullah #148130, Macomb Correctional Facility, PO Box 480999, New Haven, MI 48048, USA
New Afrikan anarchist, prison organiser, founder of Political Prisoners of War Council (PPWC) a prisoners group active in Michigan prisons. Is serving time for taking political action against drug dealers. Also for 'redirecting' funds from capitalist ventures to community groups. Ali's writings are available from Sheffield ABC.
Sundiata Acoli #39794-066, Box 3000, USP Allenwood, White Deer, PA 17887, USA
Former Black Panther imprisoned in 1969 with 13 others (Panther 21 case), for 2 years without bail, until acquitted in 1971. Upon release, forced underground and joined Black Liberation Army due to police harassment. Sundiata was sentenced to life, plus 30 years for murder in 1973 after a police ambush, at which a comrade and a cop were killed. One of the longest serving political prisoners in the world, he has developed tuberculosis. Sundiata spent 8 years in the notorious Marion Control Unit until campaigners forced the authorities to transfer him. For more info contact: Sundiata Acoli Defence Campaign - PO Box 5538, Manhattanville, Station, Harlem, NY.10027, USA.
Gregg Avery HMP Bedford, St.Loyes, St Bedford, B40 1HG, prison number unknown
ALF prisoner, member of the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty Campaign. Has been jailed for 4 months for allegedly threatening to kill a HLS worker.
Kuldip Bajwa #D7230, HMP Brixton, Jebb Ave, London, SW2 5XF
June 18 prisoner.
Silvia Barladini #05125-054, FCI Danbury, CT 06811, USA
Veteran left activist, who fought against Vietnam war and in support of the Black Liberation and Puerto Rican independence movements. Convicted of liberating Black Liberation Army prisoner Assata Shakur and of conspiracy against U.S.Govt. Serving 43 years. In bad health due to cancer, there is a campaign to get her paroled or transferred to her native Italy, contact: Release Silvia - 3543 18th Street, Box 30, San Francisco, CA.94110, USA.
Jon Barnett #FB5538, HMYOI Bedfont Rd, Feltham, TW13 4ND
June 18 prisoner.
Mark Barnsley #WA2897, HMP Full Sutton, York, YO41 1PS, UK
Attacked when out with his family by a gang of drunken students, he has been fitted up for attacking them. Mark has been part of the anarchist movement for years. He is refusing to admit guilt therefore parole is being refused. Justice for Mark Barnsley, c/o 145 - 149 Cardigan Road, Leeds, LS6 1LJ, UK or
Jeff Booker #DN7071, HMP Elmley, Eastchurch, Sheerness ME12 4OZ
June 18 prisoner.
Mel Broughton #DY8216, HMP The Mount, Molyneaux Avenue, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP3 ONZ
ALF prisoner.
Sean Brown #BP5610, HMYOI Ashfield, Sherwood Rd, Pucklechurch, Bristol, BS 168LY
June 18 prisoner.
Lenny Chavez A 36 year old AIM activist and Kiowa man. Lenny was cutting wood at his home when he was attacked by a right wing Aryan group member. The man grabbed Lenny’s chainsaw threatening him and all those in the property. Fearing for his and his family’s life Lenny drew his penknife and inflicted non-lethal injuries to the attacker. While the other man went free, Lenny was charged with attempted murder. Letters of support can be sent c/o South and Meso Indian Rights Center - SAIIC PO Box 28703, Oakland, CA 94694, USA or email:
Mark Cook #027100, B3-05, Washington State Reformatory, PO Box 777, Monroe, WA 98272-0777, USA
Former Black Panther, has been in jail for over 20 years as a result of actions (robberies for political funds and liberating prisoners) carried out by the armed left group the George Jackson Brigade. He is serving 2 life sentences plus 30 years. He is still inside because he refuses to abandon his revolutionary and anti-racist views. His co-defendant, Ed Mead was released in 1994 and is fighting for Mark's release. Contact: Mark Cook Freedom Committee - PO Box 85763, Seattle, WA.98145-2763, USA.
Bill Dunne #10916-086, Box 1000, Marion, IL 62959, USA
Anti-authoritarian sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of a prisoner in 1979 (with Larry Giddings). Bill was recently transferred back to the infamous Marion Control Unit. In the past he was involved in the resistance against the regime there and among the most active prisoners in Marion.
Arild Eriksen P.B.230, Nyborg, 5871 Bergen, Norway
ALF prisoner. Sentenced to 8 months for arson on meat lorries, parole expecting fairly soon.
Larry Giddings #10917-086, PO Box 1000, Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA
Anti-authoritarian prisoner jailed in 1973 for attempted expropriation, paroled in 1978 then re-arrested in 79 while attempting to liberate a comrade from prison. Doing multiple sentences of life in prison and 75 years with no known parole opportunities.
Steve Greenwood #DJ5857, HMP Woodhill, Rattenhoe Street, Milton Keynes, MK44DA, UK
Sentenced to 10 months in April having been nicked protesting against the breeding of cats for vivisection at Hillgrove Farm.
Barry Horne #VC2141, HMP Belmarsh Western Way, Thamesmead, London SE28 DEB
ALF prisoner. Sentenced to a total of 18 years for arson at several premises on the Isle of Wight and attempted arson in Bristol. Currently recovering from his fourth hunger strike. For more details contact: BHSC, Box M 111 Magdalen Rd, Oxford, OX4 4QA, UK,
Tony Humphries #AP7965, HMP Swaleside, Brabazon Rd, Eastchurch, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 4DZ, UK
Sentenced in March to 7 years for conspiracy to cause explosions plus 2 years concurrent for possession of explosives.
Mumia Abu Jamal #AM8335, SCI Greene, 1040 East R. Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA 15370-8090, USA
Ex-Black Panther, radical journalist and MOVE supporter, was framed in 1981 for the murder of a cop and is currently on Death Row. His execution was set for August 1998 but has been temporarily stayed due to a massive international campaign. For more info contact: International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal: PO Box 19709, Philadelphia, PA19143, USA or see Mumia has written two books while inside, 'Live from Death Row' and 'Death Blossoms', both available from AK Press.
Pavel Kroupa Veznice Vazba, Straz Pod Ralskem, 47127, Czech Republic
Anti-fascist activist (borned 4.3.1977) recently jailed and charged with murder. Pavel was attacked by 5 fascist skinheads. He defended himself and consequently one fascist died. Czech comrades are appealing for financial support to help pay for Pavel's defence. If found guilty he could face life in prison. Send support to: Benefit Support, Ivana Vranova, Bohunicka 19, 60000 Brno (Tel. Borek - 09425/339895) or Czech Anarchist Federation - PO Box 5, 15006 Prague 56, Czech Republic.
Gary Steven Lawson #CV6001, Lincoln Prison, Greetwell Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK
Known to many of us as Acab. On remand having been arrested, with outstanding warrants for assaulting the police, on the Smash Genetic Engineering action (see article in August EF!AU).
Mark Leighton #SB4402, HMYOI Feltham, Bedford Road, Feltham, Middlesex TW13 4ND, UK
June 18 prisoner.
Rodrigo Lopez #EC5409, HMP Birmingham Winson Green Road, Birmingham B18 4AS, England
Sentenced to 12 months for violent disorder at Hillgrove farm, which breeds cats for vivisection.
Onorio LoVerso #TC3014, HMYOI Raleigh House, Portland, Dorset DT5 1DL, UK
Received a 12 month sentence on 29/9/99 for violent disorder at the June 18th, Carnival Against Capital in London. Please write in Italian if poss.
Ojore N. Lutalo #59860, CN-861, M.C.U., Trenton, NJ. 49444, USA
Black liberation activist and anarchist. Jailed in 1975 for expropriation, paroled in 1980 but re-arrested in 1982 for an armed attack on a drug dealer. Sentenced to 20-40 years. Held in the Trenton Management Control Unit, where political prisoners are isolated by the authorities in their attempt at stopping the spread of radical ideas.
Keith Mann #EE3588, HMP Long Lartin, South Littleton, Evesham, Worcs, WR11, UK
Serving 11 years for carrying out arson attacks on meat lorries, incitement and escaping from police custody during animal liberation activities.
Adam Marshall WOIRC Brinsford, New Rd, Featherstone, Wolverhampton, WV10 7PY, UK
Custodial sentences for 'violent disorder' at Hillgrove Farm cat breeders.
Nikos Maziotis Sentenced to 15 years in July this year for placing a bomb in the Greek Ministry of Industry, in solidarity with the islanders of Strymonikos who have been resisting multinational TVX-Gold’s attempts to build a gold factory for over a decade. He claims that because of a warning phone call he wasn’t putting lives at risk. Long term anarchist activist, he was firstly arrested for refusing to do military service, but released after a 52 day hunger strike. Support campaign c/o Autonomous Centre of Kavala, PO Box 1456, PC 65110, Kavala, Greece.
Charles McBride #DC8504, HMYOI Feltham, Bedfont Rd., Feltham, MiddOx, TW134ND, UK
On remand after London's Carnival Against Capital, charged with Affray and carrying an offensive weapon (a crowbar).
Willie A. Milton #561014, Rt.3, P.O. Box 59, Rosharon, TX 77583, USA
Co-founder of the Texas Prisoners' Labour Union, the first of it's kind in the U.S. Facing severe repression due to his organising efforts. In particular, Willie and TPLU are attempting to provide evidence concerning the use of Texas prisoners as guinea pigs in experiments by biotech corporations and the U.S. military concerning Gulf War Syndrome. A disease with the same symptoms as GWS is currently reaching epidemic proportions in the Texas prison system. For more info. Contact Willie personally or TPLU Office Operations-c/o Dwight L. Rawlinson, 2121 South 4th St., Waco, TX. 76706, USA
Anne-Marie Moynihan HMP Brockhill, Redditch, Worcs, B97 6RD, UK
Custodial sentences for 'violent disorder' at Hillgrove Farm cat breeders.
Sekou Odinga #05228-054, 3901 Klien Blvd., Lompoc, CA 93436, USA
Former Black Panther. Later involved in clandestine activities of the Black Liberation Army (for 12 years) until capture. Sentenced to life for 'attempted murder of police' (shooting over his shoulder while being chased and shot at by police) and also a further 20 years for the liberation of comrade Assata Shakur and the expropriation of an armoured truck.
Silvano Pellissero address unknown
Sentenced in February 2000 for alleged involvement in sabotage of rail line construction in Italian Alps.
Leonard Peltier #89637-132, PO Box 1000, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA
An American Indian activist serving double life for the alleged murder of 2 FBI agents. Despite recent problems, he is now receiving medical attention and thanks are sent on his behalf to the appropriate authorities.
John Perotti #167712, SOCF, UK, address currently unknown
Jailed for a $7 robbery when he was 19. Anarchist, prison organiser, jailhouse lawyer. Framed-up for an extra 12-15 years for the stabbing of another prisoner in 1988 (he was in solitary at the time), as revenge for his activities. John was recently on hunger strike, demanding transfer out of SOCF where the screws and officials hate him. He called it off when it became life threatening, and now has kidney problems. John has written an account of his struggles called 'Down to the Wire'. For more info contact: John Perotti Defence Fund - c/o 29 Sterlochy Street, Findochty, Buckie, Banffshire, AB56 4PQ, Scotland.
Adam Rowley #FB4126, HMYOI Dover, Western Heights, Kent CT17 7DR, UK
June 18 prisoner.
Aaron Rudra P.B.43, 5726 Vaksdal, Norway, ALF prisoner
Sentenced to 10 months for arson on abbatoir, parole expecting fairly soon.
Justin Samuel Hasselt Prison, Martelarenland 42, 3500, Hasselt, Belgium
ALF prisoner. Awaiting extradition to USA for alleged release of mink from fur farms.
Assata Shakur #28443, Indiana State Reformatory, PO Box 30, Pendleton, IN 46064, USA
Black prison activist and organiser, sentenced to 30 years after being stitched-up for armed robbery. Spent many years in solitary confinement/control units. Was at infamous Maximum Control Complex, Westville until prisoners won lawsuit against conditions there. For more info: S.S.D.C. - PO Box 565, Madison, WI. 53701, USA.
Russell Shoats #AF-3855, SCI Greene, 1040 E.Roy Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA 15370-8090, USA
Serving multiple life sentences since 1972 for Black Liberation Army actions. Russell is currently active in the struggle against control units.
Christopher Smith #1370034, 101 W. 5th Eugene, OR 97401, USA
June 18 prisoner. Is going to trial on September 21, he faces charges of Assault 1 and Riot. The support group is: Anti-Authoritarians Anonymous, P.O. Box 11331, Eugene, OR 97440 USA.
Darren Sole #CW9599, HMP Wandsworth, P.O. Box 757, Heathfield Rd, London SW18 3HF, UK
June 18 prisoner.
Standing Deer Robert H. Wilson, #640289, Pack Unit One, 2400 Wallace Pack Rd, Navasota, TX 77869, USA
A Native American prison activist now in his late 70’s, has been in super-max prisons for over 20 years. In 1978 he exposed a government plot to assassinate Leonard Peltier. In 1984 he went on a 42 day hunger strike with Leonard and another prisoner to draw attention to the inhumane conditions endured by prisoners at Marion Control Unit. He is not eligible for parole and has no release date. Because of his prison activism the prison system refuses to recognise his Indian name.
Robert Lee Thaxton #12112716, OSP 2605 State Street, Salem OR 97310, USA
Convicted of Assault 2 and Riot for his role in June 18th. He can only receive had written letters in clean and unused envelopes.
Stuart Tokam #DN7072, HMP Brixton
June 18 prisoner.
Mikko Valtonen Suomenlinnantyosiirtola, Suomenlinna C 86 00190 Helsinki, Finland
Conscientious objector who has refused to do military service on the grounds that it violates his vegan ethics.
Dennis Bruce Walker #MIN245312, PO Box 656, Grafton 2460, NSW, Australia
An Aboriginal activist who got 5 years for an incident while trying to protect an aboriginal sacred site. Waiting for an appeal/seeking a retrial.
Thomas Wall #FF4431, HMP Belmarsh, Western Way, Thamesmead, London SE28 OEB
June 18 prisoner.
Tomasz Wilkoszewski Zaktad Karny, Ul.Ciupagi 1, 03-016 Warsaw, Poland
Anti-fascist sentenced to 15 years for the death of a fascist, killed during a confrontation.
Helen Woodson #03231-045 FMC Carswell, POB 27137 Admin Unit, Fort Worth, TX 76127 USA
Sentenced to 27 years for demanding money with a fake gun, then burning the money, denouncing corporate evil while doing so. Also convicted of sending letters to corporate officials and of Ploughshares-style damage to nuclear missile silo. Expected release 2005.
Daniel Gomez Velasco
Jose Angel Gomez Velasco
La Voz de Cerro Hueco, Cereso #1, Penal de Cerro Hueco, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico
Arrested and tortured because the state believes they are Zapatista militants. You can also write to the Mexican Embassy, 8 Halkin Street, London. SW1X 8QR, protesting their internment. Letters from groups which sound official are good.
Ellen Moxley
Ulla Roder
Angie Zelter
HM Institution Cornton Vale, Cornton Road, Stirling, FK9 5NU, Scotland
On remand for a ploughshares action. Prisoner support: 01259 753664 / 01324 880744. See article in August EF!AU.
William Dale
Guy Rees
Andrew Warley
HMP Birmingham, Winson Green Rd, B'ham, B18 4AS, UK
Custodial sentences for 'violent disorder' at Hillgrove Farm cat breeders. They may well be moved as it is a dispersal prison.
Choudhry Riaz Ahmed
Mohammad Shakeel Janjua
Pirzada Imtiaz Syed
Ayub Ali Khan
Haroon H Rasheed
Mohammad Inayat Sabri
Mohammad Noveed
People arrested for organising the June 18th action in Pakistan now face charges that carry the death penalty. Offers of solidarity can be sent to the union address: APFUTU, Union House, Rang Pura, Sargodha Road Gujurat - 50700 Pakistan; Fax: (+92-4331) 525302, e-mail: Voice your protest to the High Commission of Pakistan on 0171 664 9200 (ask for High Commissioner's office) and to the Prime Minister of Pakistan at
Debbie Simms Africa
Janet Holloway Africa
Janine Philips Africa
Michael Davis Africa
Charles Simms Africa
Edward Goodman Africa
William Philips Africa
Delbert Orr Africa
Debbie Simms Africa (#006307), Janet Holloway Africa (#006308), Janine Philips Africa (#006309)
SCI Cambridge Springs, 451 Fullerton Ave, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238, USA
Michael Davis Africa (#AM4973), Charles Simms Africa (#AM4975)
SCI Grateford, PO Box 244, Grateford, PA 19426-0244, USA
Edward Goodman Africa (#AM4974)
SCI Camp Hill, PA 17011-0200, USA
William Philips Africa (#AM4984), Delbert Orr Africa (#AM4985)
SCI Dallas Drawer K, Dallas, PA 18612, USA
MOVE, an eco-revolutionary group, were consistently persecuted by the Philadelphia police during the '70s culminating in the police firebombing of their commune in 1985. The 'Move 9' were framed for the murder of a cop and sentenced to the maximum prison sentence of 100 years each. In '98 Merle Africa died in very suspicious circumstances in prison. For more info contact: Friends of Move, PO Box 14129, London, WC12 8GR, UK.