Eco-prisoner List

While the focus of the EF! Prisoner Support Project is on the U.S.-held, International and self-defense eco-prisoners listed below, we also stand in solidarity with other prisoners who are unjustly incarcerated (as well as arrestees and folks who have been released from prison) for their beliefs and actions reflecting a broader vision towards liberation from the oppressive systems. See a broader list of prisoners from allied struggles here.

Brighton ABC sums up useful information and suggestions for writing to prisoners.  In addition to the surveillance mail to prisoners receive, the postal service may also be monitoring mail of people on the outside.

U.S.-held Earth & Animal Liberation Prisoners:

walter bondWalter Bond #37096-013, USP Marion CMU, PO 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.

Birthday: April 16
Diet: Vegan

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Katie “Krow” Kloth: currently 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 protest that disrupted bore hole drilling on the Penokee Range.  Penokee Defenders are now accepting donations for legal fees, and the next court date is set for September 23, 2013.

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chris-lagergrenChris Lagergren: currently out on bail.

Charged with 4 misdemeanor counts of trespass/criminal mischief/vandalism and an AETA-like Felony under the Florida Animal Enterprise Protection Act (AEPA) for documenting code violations at the Miami Marine Mammal Conservancy.  His trial is set for the week of August 24, 2013, and he is facing up to 8 years imprisonment.

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Marie MasonMarie Mason #04672-061, FMC Carswell, Federal Medical Center, PO Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX, 76127, USA.

Serving 21 years and 10 months (until 09-18-2027) for her involvement in an ELF arson at a University building carrying out genetically modified crop tests. Marie also pleaded guilty to conspiring to carry out ELF actions and admitted involvement in 12 other ELF actions.

Birthday: January 26, 1962
Diet: Vegan

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eric-mcdavidEric McDavid #16209-097, FCI Terminal Island, Federal Correctional Institution, PO 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
Diet: Vegan

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SteveMurphySteve Murphy #39013-177, FCI Three Rivers, PO Box 4200, Three Rivers, TX, 78071, USA

Serving 5 years (until 02-25-2014) for an attempted ELF arson on a town house construction site in Pasadena in 2006.

Birthday: September 3, 1966
Diet: Vegan

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Rebecca Rubin #770288, MCDC, 1120 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR, 97204, USA.

Rebecca 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 pre-trial.)

Birthday: April 18, 1973

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justin_solondzJustin 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

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brian-vaillancourtBrian Vaillancourt #2013-0209249, P.O. Box 089002, Chicago, IL, 60608, USA.

Arrested on February 9, 2013 in Chicago for allegedly trying “to burn down a slaughterhouse known as McDonalds.” He is currently being held in the Cook County Jail on a $250,000 bond; he is facing 30 years for an alleged attempted arson.

Birthday: September 5, 1964
Diet
: Vegan

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Self-defense Eco-prisoners:

Fran Thompson #1090915, CCC, 3151 Litton Drive, Chillicothe, MO, 64601, USA.

Serving life plus 10 years for killing a man who broke into her home in self-defense. Before her imprisonment, Fran was an eco, animal & anti-nuke campaigner.

Birthday: January 4
Diet: Vegan

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International Earth & Animal Liberation Prisoners:

Marco_CamenischMarco Camenisch Justizvollzugsanstalt Lenzburg, Postfach 75, 5600 Lenzburg, Switzerland. [Correct as of: 02/09/13]

Serving 18 years: ten years for using explosives to destroy electricity pylons leading from nuclear power stations and eight years for the 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

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Viktor-PadellaroViktor Padellaro Anstalten Kirseberg, Box 3097, 200 22 Malmö, Sweden.  

Sentenced to three years and six months in August 2011 for arson at a McDonald’s in Gothenburg, for smashing windows at a restaurant he believed to be serving shark-fin soup, and for sending allegedly threatening letters to fur store owners, AstraZeneca employees and others involved in animal abuse. 

Birthday: December 27
Diet
: Vegan

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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. If you have updates to the information listed here, please email us at efpris [at] riseup.net with ‘PRISONER PAGE CORRECTION’ in the subject line.

10 Responses to “Eco-prisoner List”

  1. Ben January 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    on another page the address listed for Rebecca Rubin is at the FDC in Seattle. which is current?

  2. Wake Up, God Dammit! January 16, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    More political prisoners not mentioned here. Some of whom have been in over 40 years already: http://www.abcf.net/abcf.asp?page=prisoners

    • efprisonersupportproject May 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

      We have a list of prisoners from allied movements as well as a list of organizations, including the ABCF, who focus more broadly on political prisoner support in the links under the Prisoner Support tab. We have specifically narrowed our focus only to be realistic about what our capacity is and maintain a sustainable project.

  3. Russ April 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    I think it’s a tad unjust to represent these people as “Eco-prisoners” it seems to imply that they are not at fault, pretty much every person on this list bar Fran Thompson are being held in prison justly. There are significantly better ways to have your viewpoint seen than setting things on fire/ blowing stuff up/ stealing. It reflects badly on those of us who love our planet and agree there are major injustices but are trying to fix them through the proper course of political action and social pressure.

    • tobo gigio April 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

      It’s not about ”getting a viewpoint seen”-that is the definition of terrorism. Direct action is just that, If you believe in something, and are willing to accept the consequences, than c’est la vie. Ecodefense has never killed anyone-and I doubt we ever will.

      • Facepalm May 11, 2013 at 10:38 am #

        “Serving 18 years: ten years for using explosives to destroy electricity pylons leading from nuclear power stations and eight years for the murder of a Swiss Boarder Guard whilst on the run. In ’02 Marco completed a 12-year sentence for destroying electricity pylons in Italy”

        Apparently, it killed at least one person.

        And, it is about getting a viewpoint seen. Did any of these people think that they were going to bring a halt to any of what they were protesting? Absolutely not. So, you’re right, they are terrorists.

      • efprisonersupportproject May 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

        Facepalm, ecodefense is not what led to the border guard being killed. That was a consequence of being on the run for activism and of interest to armed government agents.

        In some cases, the amount of financial damage caused does bring a halt to what is being protested. For instance, Jonathan Paul’s actions against wild horse rendering.

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