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December 14th, 2010

Good news - Nicole Vosper has been released today after 21 months and thanks everyone for their support.

December 11th, 2010

Good news - Mexican Liberation prisoner Abraham Lopez Released From Prison. This from his support group: "With great joy we announce that the company anarchist eco Abraham Lopez is already on the street! For more information view: grupohastaelfinal.wordpress.com" (in Spanish)

November 10th, 2010

Good news - Kevin Olliff was released today after over 18 months in prison on stalking charges.

Kevin was charged with “stalking” for his role in the POM Wonderful and UCLA campaigns in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, 9th November a judge sentenced him to three years in prison. In California’s prison system, prisoners serve about half their sentence. So the three-year sentence he had served translated to his immediate release.

November 3rd, 2010

Today, Jordan Halliday was sentenced in federal court to 10 months in prison for his refusal to answer questions during a grand jury investigating A.L.F. mink releases in Utah.

Jordan will serve this term, in addition to the nearly four months he has already served – without any credit for time served. Fortunately, he was able to walk out of the courtroom today, and will remain free until January 2011, when he must turn himself into prison. Jordan and his lawyer are currently appealing this sentence.

More info: http://www.supportjordan.com/ and http://www.voiceofthevoiceless.org/jordan-halliday-sentenced-to-10-months-in-prison/

November 1st, 2010

Good news - Lewis Pogson has been released today and very much appreciated the support.

October 25th, 2010

The UK SHAC II trial activists were sentenced today, to a total of nearly 19 years, with Sarah Whitehead getting 6 years, Tom Harris getting 4 years, Nicole Vosper getting 3.5 years, Jason (JJ) Mullan getting 3 years, Nicola Tapping getting 15 months and Alfie Fitzpatrick getting 1 year, suspended for 2 years, along with 100 hours community service.

October 21st, 2010

The latest 6 SHAC UK activists were remanded today to HMP Winchester (for the men) and HMP Bronzefield (for the women) after their first day during sentencing. The court sentencing is likely to go on until tomorrow (Friday), when they receive their sentences. More news soon...

October 20th, 2010

Good news - Daniel McGowan's request to be transferred out of the CMU was approved! He is now in general population at USP Marion and getting used to all the people, sharing a cell and walking the track in the open air... See: http://bit.ly/dp9ruw for more information about CMUs and how they try to stop communication with the outside world.

October 19th, 2010

Grand Jury resister, Jordan Halliday's sentencing got pushed back until November 3rd now. For background info see here or Jordan's support site: http://www.supportjordan.com/

October 16th, 2010

Good news - Briana Waters was released from prison on Saturday, 16th October 2010 on Bail. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the environmental activist's conviction on September 14th, 2010, based on their findings that her conviction was improper because important rulings by the trial court deprived her of a fair trial. After serving 2 and a half years, she was released from prison today, October 14, 2010, pending a re-trial. She is ecstatic about being reunited with her daughter, Kalliope.

For more information, see her support site: www.supportbriana.org/

September 26th, 2010

Good news - William Viehl, who was sentenced to 24 months for a mink release in Utah, was released from a California prison on Thursday, 23rd September. He has returned to Salt Lake City.

William's codefendant, Alex Hall, is expected to be released in December/January, despite having a shorter overall sentence (21 months vs. 24 months).

September 25th, 2010

Kevin has been transferred back to Los Angeles County's Twin Towers Correctional Facility to await sentencing. His current address is:
Kevin Olliff #1300931
Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF) 161 D-Pod, 450 Bauchet St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

September 25th, 2010

On Tuesday, September 21st, the 9th circuit court denied Eric McDavid's appeal of his conviction and sentencing.
This is a very difficult time for Eric and his loved ones. Please send Eric a note of support to let him know he is not forgotten. Eric McDavid, 16209-097
FCI Victorville, Medium II, Federal Correctional Institution, PO Box 5300, Adelanto, CA 92301, USA.

For more info on how to write Eric, you can visit his website at: www.supporteric.org

September 16th, 2010

An appeals court was overturned the conviction of Briana Waters found guilty of helping with an attack that destroyed a University Research Center. A unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that U.S. District Judge Franklin Burgess made several errors that raised questions about the fairness of her trial. She is expected to face a re-trial. For more information, see her support site: www.supportbriana.org/

September 10th, 2010

New support site for Mexcian activist, Adrian Magdaleno Gonzalez: http://grupohastaelfinal.wordpress.com

August 27th, 2010

We have heard that Lewis Pogson has been re-arrested apparently for breaching his parole conditions, he is in HMP Brixton Prison. More information soon.

August 11th, 2010

Good news, Rob Griffiths has been released today. He thanks everyone that gave him support.

August 9th, 2010

Gerrah has asked to be listed, her details are:

Gerrah Selby (A2014AD), HMP Downview, Sutton Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PD

Please do write send her cards and letters of support.

August 9th, 2010

Marie Mason has been transferred again and is now located at the below address. Please write to her even if its just a brief postcard. Marie has told us repeatedly how much she appreciates getting letters from friends and supporters, we are not sure how long she will be at this address.

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

August 8th, 2010

According to the BOP inmate locator, Alex Hall is now at FCI Englewood in Littleton. Please write letters to him.

Alex Jason Hall #15908-081
FCI Englewood Federal Correctional Institution, 9595 West Quincy Avenue, Littleton, CO 80123, USA.

August 5th, 2010

According to the BOP inmate locator, Marie Mason is at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City. Although rumors continue to swirl, there is no confirmation at this time as to where Mason will end up. Please drop Marie a line. If you are writing a longer letter, we recommend you photocopy it, in case she is moved again by the time it arrives. This way you can resend it again later.

Marie Jeanette Mason, #04672-061
FTC Oklahoma City, Federal Transfer Center, P.O. Box 898801, Oklahoma City, OK 73189, USA.

July 30th, 2010

Good news, Dan Amos was released on license today, he thanks everyone for their support.

July 26th, 2010

The FBI/ATF has arrested a man in connection with alleged A.L.F. actions following an informant tip off, (now know to be his brother who was working with the ATF). Walter Bond, 34, was arrested by federal agents last Thursday (22nd July). Please send letters of support to him in Jefferson County Jail in Colorado:

Walter Edmund Bond #P01051760
PO Box 16700, Golden, CO 80402-6700, USA

July 23rd, 2010

Kevin Olliff has been transferred from Los Angeles County's Twin Towers Correctional Facility to the State Prison located in Chino, California. His current address is:

Kevin Olliff - CDC ID# AE 1628
CIM - DU 206, Reception Center East / Del Norte, P.O. Box 500, Chino, CA 91708, USA

It is expected that Kevin will be on continual "lock-down" and unable to receive visits from friends and family. Additionally, he's lost access to his books, letters, and address book. Please write letters of support to him.

July 13th, 2010

Unfortunately, Mel Broughton was found guilty (again) for animal rights related offences against Oxford University animal experiment lab. He will continue his original 10 year sentence given him in Feb 2009. He is presently at HMP Bullingdon, but we expect him to move.

Mel Broughton A3892AE
HMP Bullingdon, PO Box 50, Bicester, Oxon, OX25 1PZ

Please send letters and cards of support to him.

June 30th, 2010

Alex Hall has been found guilty and has been sentenced to 21 months, he has already been on remand for a year for his part in liberating 600 mink. Please write letters and cards to him.

June 17th, 2010

Good news - Lewis Pogson was realesed on tagging today, he wishes to say thank you for all the support he received.

May 24th, 2010

We have received information that Gavin Medd-Hall's prison number has changed, his new number is: A3624AD. His address stays the same: HMP Coldingley, Shaftesbury Road, Bisley, Woking, Surrey GU24 9EX.

April 30th, 2010

We have received information that Gregg Avery's prison number has changed, his new number is: A6987AN. His address stays the same: HMP Coldingley, Shaftesbury Road, Bisley, Woking, Surrey GU24 9EX.

April 29th, 2010

Good news - The fourth suspect of a mink liberation has been released on bail. He would like to thank everyone for the support he has received. Any messages can be sent to: Steungroep Veganisten Achter Tralies (SVAT) email, svat@riseup.net

April 14th, 2010

Dan Wadham has been removed from his Enhanced Status this evening because he raised money in a sponsored run for Sea Shepherd (an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization). Please contact Dan for his continued compassion and resolve, his address is: Dan Wadham (A5705AA), HMP Camp Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5PB

April 11th, 2010

Please write to two Mexican AR prisoners, Diego Alonso and Adrian Magdaleno Gonzales who are in prison. For more information, click here.

April 6th, 2010

Good news - Tre Arrow was released on 4th December 2009, but the news was only made public very recently. After nearly six years incarcerated in Canadian and US prisons, Tre is free! He gives an enormous serving of gratitude to all who supported him while he was imprisoned.

April 4th, 2010

We have received information that Dan Amos's prison number has changed, his new number is: A6987AN. His address stays the same: HMP Guys Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0AH.

April 1st, 2010

William "BJ" Viehl has been moved to another prison, please send him cards and letters of supportl.

William Viehl #15909-081, FCI Terminal Island, Po Box 3007, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA

March 30th, 2010

Good news - Mel Broughton was granted bail today with conditions that he doesn't enter the whole of Oxfordshire and that he can't be involved in animal rights in any way. At the moment it looks like his (third) trial will be in June.

March 24th, 2010

Mel Broughton has his charges quashed on appeal - Mel had appealed against his conviction earlier this year and after taking more than a month to consider the verdict, Lord Justice Thomas returned to the Court of Appeal today to quash the conviction. Mel will now be facing yet another retrial on the charges, this will be his third trial (second retrial). There is no date for when this will happen at the moment and he remains in prison, though persumably he will now be considered a remand prisoner.

Please write to Mel and show him support for the continued farse, more details soon. Mel Broughton (A3892AE), HMP Frankland, Brasside, Durham, County Durham DH1 5YD

March 22nd, 2010

Kevin recently pleaded no contest to conspiracy charges and will be sentenced in May.  He faces a sentence of up to three years. Please write to him. Kevin Olliff, #1300931, TTCF 161 D-Pod, 450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

March 18th, 2010

More good news - Carrie Feldman who had been in jail for several months for refusing to talk at a grand jury was released today and Carrie is no longer needed for questioning. She would like to thank everyone for the support she received.

March 17th, 2010

Good news - Lauren Gazzola was released from prison on 17th March 2010 and will complete her sentence at a halfway house. Lauren sends endless thanks to everyone who has supported the SHAC 7 since their arrest. See: http://www.supportlauren.com/

One SHAC 7 defendant still remains in prison while appeals continue. Everyone, please, keep up your support for Kevin - visit: www.shac7.com/kevin

March 13th, 2010

Lewis Pogson has been moved to the following address: Lewis Pogson (A6454AK), HMP Stocken, Stocken Hall Road, Stretton, Nr Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7RD.

Please send letters/cards of support to him as soon as you can. You can also send SAE’s and postal orders/cheques.

February 22nd, 2010

Grand Jury Resister, Carrie Feldman, has been moved again! We have received word that Carrie Feldman has been moved again, this time to Dubuque County Jail. She is being held on 23-hour lockdown. Carrie is now in “segregation”, doublespeak for solitary confinement. This is a tactic used by desperate prosecutors to coerce compliance in prisoners, in this case Carrie’s testimony regarding what prosecutors believe she may know about the 2004 liberation of 401 animals from the University of Iowa.

Her new prison address is now: Carolyn Feldman, 770 Iowa Street, Dubuque, IA 52001, USA

February 20th, 2010

Grand Jury Resister, Carrie Feldman, has been moved. Her new prison address is: Muscatine County Jail Inmate, c/o Carolyn Feldman, 400 Walnut Street, Muscatine, Iowa 52761, USA

This from her support site: "We’ve confirmed that Carrie is in Muscatine County Jail, but are still unsure as to the exact conditions of her detention there. Though there are probably extra restrictions on her communication with the outside world, we’re asking people to start writing her now." Updates: http://davenportgrandjury.wordpress.com/updates/

February 18th, 2010

Dutch Mink Liberation prisoner - Following previous arrests of three others (who have all been bailed), a forth suspect in the mink liberation case in the Netherlands from October 2009 has now been arrested. A 23 year old male Dutch activist has been remanded in prison. He has spent 4 weeks remanded in another country and has now been extradited to the Netherlands, where he is still being held on remand. We do not currently know how long this will last. He is doing fine and he is getting vegan food.

For legal reasons we cannot name the suspect at present, but he would welcome everyone to write messages of support to him at: Steungroep Veganisten Achter Tralies (SVAT) email, svat@riseup.net

February 4th, 2010

From Marie Mason's support group: http://freemarie.org/ - We are calling on all supporters of Marie Mason to contact the warden’s office at Waseca prison and ask that she be provided with vegan food. Mason is a vegan for ethical, medical and spiritual reasons, but the prison has denied her vegan meals since her incarceration. Because of this, she has been in ill-health, suffering from symptoms like dizziness and extreme pain in her hands. We call on all supporters to contact the warden’s office and ask that her request for vegan food be approved. Please be very polite. Also note that currently (as of Wednesday, February 3rd) there is no Warden at Waseca. We expect that Warden English will be starting this position next week.

So please write to:
Warden English
FCI Waseca, Federal Correctional Institution, PO Box 1731, Waseca, MN 66093. Fax: 507-837-4547

February 4th, 2010

We have just learnt that William Viehl has been sentenced to 2 years after admitting his role in a raid on a fur farm. Please send letters of support to: William James Viehl, #2009-05735, Davis County Jail, 800 West State Street, Farmington, UT 84025, USA

January 18th, 2010

Lewis Pogson was today sentenced to 3 years imprisonment at Lincoln Crown Court in connection with alledged offences at Highgate Farm, breeders of rabbits and ferrets for vivisection based in Lincolnshire. His address is: Lewis Pogson (A6454AK), HMP Lincoln, 106 Greetwell Road, Lincoln, LN2 4BD (prisoner number coming soon).

Please send letters/cards of support to him as soon as you can.

January 8th, 2010

We have received information that Heather Nicholson's prison number has changed, her new number is: A3158AJ. Her address stays the same: HMP Foston Hall, Foston, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 5DN

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