latest news - 2013 - 2012

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April 2nd, 2013

Good news - Hayley has been released, she thanks everyone for the support she received in prison.

March 7th, 2013

New UK prisoner - George House (A5822CW), HMYOI Werrington, Stoke on Trent, Staffs, ST9 0DX. George has been sentenced to 12 months for alleged burglary and criminal damage at Warwick Uni when he went inside to look at the conditions of the animals there.

February 15th, 2013

New UK prisoner - Hayley Kent (A2183CW), HMP Peterborough, Saville Road, Westfield, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 7PD. Hayley has been sentenced to 6 months for campaigning against farm animal exploitation. Her support page.

February 1st, 2013

Good news - Mel Broughton has been released today after serving just over 5 years. He thanks everyone for their support.

January 18th, 2013

Good news - Gavin Med-Hall has been released to a bail hostel. He thanks everyone for the support he has received over the past four years.

December 20th, 2012

Steve Murphy has been moved to Texas, see his support page.

Steve Murphy, #39013-177
McMullen B, FCI Three Rivers, Federal Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 4200, Three Rivers, TX 78071, USA

December 11th , 2012

Good news - Daniel McGowan has been released to a halfway house, he thanks everyone for the support he received. More information will be posted on his support pages soon.

November 2nd, 2012

Good news - Heather Nicholson has been released to a bail hostel. She thanks everyone for the support she has received.

October 29th, 2012

Good news - Tom Harris has been released to a bail hostel. He thanks everyone for the support he has received.

October 29th, 2012

Good news - Luke Steele has been released.

September 10th, 2012

Justin Solondz, has been moved to: FCI Loretto, Post Office Box 1000, Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940, USA.

August 27th, 2012

Adrian Magdaleno Gonzalez from Mexico has asked to be removed from prisoner listings, he thatnks everyone for the support he has received.

August 1st, 2012

Luke Steele has requested to be removed from prisoner listings as he is going to pursue academic studies, he thanks everyone for their support.

July 23rd, 2012

Good news - Jordan Halliday has been released. He thanks everyone for the support he has received. More information on his support pages: and

June 29th, 2012

Good news - Sarah Whitehead has been released from prison and is now in a bail hostel. She thanks everyone for the support she received while she was in prison.

June 27th, 2012

Viktor Padellaroh has been moved to: Anstalten Kirseberg, Box 3097, 200 22 Malmö, Sweden. Support page:

May 14th, 2012

More good news - Nathan Block and Joyanna Zacher are now in halfway houses controlled by CCM Seattle, Community Corrections Office, 2425 South 200 ST (AT FDC), Seattle, WA 98198, USA and they will be released on 29th October 2012. We wish them all the best.

May 10th, 2012

Good news - Victor VanOrden was released from prison after a successful parole hearing after only serving 3 months of his original 5 year sentence. He and his wife Kellie (who was living in Iowa waiting for him to be released) have found their way back to Maryland where they will reside with Victor's family. Thank you everyone for all of your wonderful support, loving letters, and financial generosity. Victor and Kellie are extremely grateful to everyone who thought about them while they were inside, and showed their support in one way or another.

May 9th, 2012

Luke Steele has been moved to HMP Birmingham, Winson Green Road, Birmingham, B18 4AS. His trial is expected to start in July 2012. Please send letters and cards to his new address.

April 25th, 2012

Kellie Marshall has been released after her (relatively) brief sentence for cutting fences and releasing one mink at the Circle K Fur Farm in Sioux City, Iowa.

Her codefendant (and husband) Victor VanOrden received a vastly greater sentence of five years for the same incident. In Iowa, first time “offenders” serve approximately 50% of their sentence. Victor’s sentencing judge also indicated she may consider resentencing Victor to less time, though this is not guaranteed.

The Circle K Fur Farm was first raided in 1997. 5,000 mink and 100 fox were released in that action.

March 21st, 2012

Justin Solondz has been sentenced to 7 Years in prison for part in arson from 2001, after being on the run and then later in custody in China for a non-activism offence.

March 14th, 2012

On 12th March, Kellie VanOrden was sentenced to 60 days for pleading guilty for taking part in a mink liberation. We're hoping that in May (which will mark three months of Victor doing time), Victor will be able to apply for parole, and have his original sentence reviewed by the Judge. Kellie's jail address is: Kellie VanOrden, c/o Woodbury County Jail
PO BOX 3083, Sioux City, IA 51101, USA

March 13th, 2012

Swedish prisoner Viktor Padellaro has been moved to: Institution Kumla, 692 81 Kumla, Sweden. He also now has a support page:

March 8th, 2012

Victor VanOrden has been moved to: North Central Correctional Facility (NCCF), 313 Landdale, Rockwell City, IA 50579, Calhoun County, USA

March 6th, 2012

Camille Marino was released on bail bond on 6th March until her court hearing on 2nd May 2012 while she awaits verdict on whether the First Amendment protects her blog posts about Wayne State University researcher (vivisector) Donal O'Leary. Keep up to date on her case, here:

March 2nd, 2012

Jordan Halliday has been moved to: FCI La Tuna, Federal Correctional Institution, PO Box 3000, Anthony, TX 88021, USA and has been assigned a new number: #15922-081, please write to him there. Jordan is expected to be released in July 2012.

February 17th, 2012

Luke Steele was back in court today and has been remanded further until maybe June/July, (unless an appeal is successfull). He has now at HMP Leicester and will remain there for now, please write to him.

February 4th, 2012

On Friday, 3rd February, the Director of NIO ( Camille Marino was arrested at a vivisection protest and funeral for monkeys killed in University of Florida’s “research” labs.

Camille was not told why she was arrested, but since has found out that vivisector Donal O’Leary is personally paying for her to be extradited to Michigan, where she is considered to be a fugitive because of a warrant issued related to Negotiation is Over displaying his home address:
Camille’s house was also searched and raided.

February 2nd, 2012

Victor VanOrden was sentenced to 5 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court (USA) to releasing an animal from an animal facility and attempted third-degree burglary (even though no mink were released and there was minimal damage).
Kellie, his wife is scheduled for trial March 6th, 2012. Donations for legal fees are now needed more than ever! More news soon.

Support page:

January 31st, 2012

Walter Bond has been transferred from FTC Oklahoma City to USP Marion. It is expected that mail that was sent to Oklahoma City will be forwarded to him at Marion. Walter's new address is: Walter Bond 37096-013, USP Marion, PO Box 1000, Marion IL 62959, USA

January 31st, 2012

Luke Steele was remanded today for breaking his bail conditions and is to appear at Leicester Crown Court on 17th February. He is presently at HMP Leeds (Armley), 2 Gloucester Terrace, Stanningley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 2TJ.

January 24th, 2012

Kevin Kjonaas was released from a halfway house in Minneapolis today, he thanks everyone for their support over the past years.

January 20th, 2012

Walter Bond is presently at the transfer centre FTC Oklahoma City, but is expected to move to USP Marion soon. Letters can be sent to: Federal Transfer Center, PO Box 898801, Oklahoma City, OK 73189-8801, USA (and will be passed on to his USP Marion address when he moves). Walter is expected to be moved into the CMU at Marion, for more information on the CMU see:

January 18th, 2012

Viktor Padellaro was sentenced to three years and six months in prison 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. Viktor has been detained on remand since his arrest in August 2011.

Note: ALFSG are aware of Viktor's past links to fascist groups. Viktor has released a statement in which he expresses shame at his former association with fascists. We are convinced that Viktor is being truthful about his change of heart. We believe that people can change for the better. But individuals can make their own decision on whether to support him or not.

January 10th, 2012

On 9th January 2012, Utah animal rights activist Jordan Halliday began a 10-month prison sentence for criminal contempt of court.

January 6th, 2012

Heather Nicholson has recently moved to: C1-01, HMP Send, Ripley Road, Send, Surrey, GU23 7LJ

January 3rd, 2012

Walter Bond is currently in transit to a federal facility.  He maybe move multiple times before arriving at his final location.  More info on where to write him will be available hopefully soon.

December 6th, 2011

Good news - José López Menéndez, the Spanish activist who was arrested last September, accused of arson at a fur shop, meat companies etc. has been released

November 21st, 2011

Tom Harris has requested to be removed from all prisoner support lists, he thanks everyone for their support.

November 5th, 2011

On 2nd November Eric McDavid was moved to: FCI Terminal Island, Federal Correctional Institution, PO BOX 3007, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA

November 2nd, 2011

Good news - Gregg and Natasha Avery have been released today. Please continue to support all the prisoners.

October 28th, 2011

Good news - Kellie Marshall and Victor VanOrden have been released on bail from Woodbury County Jail in Iowa, more information for their support page:

October 19th, 2011

Walter Bond is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshall in solitary confinement awaiting transfer to a Federal prison. More news soon.

October 19th , 2011

Good news - Jason Mullan (JJ) has been released and wishes to thank everyone for the support he received.

October 15th, 2011

Two people were arrested for allegedly attempting to free mink from a fur farm in Iowa on the 10th of October, they have now been moved to county jail awaiting further action. Please write to Kellie and Victor.

Kellie Marshall - Woodbury County Jail, PO Box 3083, Sioux City, Iowa 51102, USA
Victor VanOrden - Woodbury County Jail, PO Box 3083, Sioux City, Iowa 51102, USA

September 30th, 2011

Good news - Jonny Ablewhite, Kerry Whitburn and John Smith were released on Friday, 30th September after serving
6 years of the 12 year sentence they got in relation to the Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs campaign. There have really appreciated the support they have had.

September 5th, 2011

ALFSG has learnt that five Danish men were arrested in April 2011 accused of a variety of activity including attempted arsons against some fur stores.  We don't have any names or addresses for the five, but if anyone has any details about the five please contact the ALFSG.  For those who can read it, here is an article in Danish about the charges

August 27th, 2011

New prisoner - Justin Solondz is currently awaiting trial in Seatac, Washington. He is being accused of actions under the Earth Liberation Front/Animal Liberation Front. Briana Waters, his former comrade and friend turned informant, will be testifying against him this September. Justin is likely to be facing many, many years in prison. More news soon. Please write to him:

Justin Solondz, 98291-011
FDC SEATAC, Federal Detention Centre, P.O. Box 13900, Seattle, WA 98198, USA

August 25th, 2011

New prisoner - Viktor Padellaro is being held on remand in Gothenburg, West Sweden facing seven charges relating to an alleged arson against a McDonalds and also for anti-fur trade actions.

Please send letters of support to:

Häktet Gothenburg
Viktor Padellaro (11/11 7-4)
Ullevigatan 11. BOX 216, 401 23 Gothenburg, Sweden

You can also send emails of support to: and they will be printed out and sent to him.

August 3rd, 2011

Good news - Kevin Kjonaas, the last of the SHAC7 (USA) has been released to a halfway house. If anyone wants to write to him, please now use this address: Kevin Kjonaas, 2825 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA

August 1st, 2011

Jonny Ablewhite has been moved to HMP Manchester (was Strangeways), 1 Southall Street, Manchester, M60 9AH please write to him there.

July 20th, 2011

Good news - Dan Wadham was released today and wishes to thank everyone for the support he received. He has left prison and is now at a halfway house for a few months.

July 14th, 2011

Good news - On the 13 July, the appeal presented at the Provincial Court was accepted. So the three animal rights activists, Olaia, Eneko and Eladio, therefore have been released. They wish to thank everyone for the support. More infomation:

July 10th, 2011

Sarah Whitehead has been moved to HMP Downview, Sutton Lane, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 5PD. Please send her a card or letter to help her settle in.

July 10th, 2011

Tom Harris has asked to be not listed anymore, as it wants to concentrate on his studies. He thanks everyone for all the letters of support he has had.

June 30th, 2011

Nine of the 12 Spanish animal rights activists have been charged and released on bail. Please continue to support the Spanish prisoners and their support campaign: Please write letters to the 3 prisoners that are still in jail:

Olaya Freiría Mato, 2011019943
Centro Penitenciario de Teixeiro, módulo 10., Carretera Paradela, s/n., Teixeiro. 15310. Curtis. A Coruña, Spain/Espana

Eladio Manuel Ferreira Díaz, 2011019980
Centro Penitenciario de Teixeiro, módulo 14., Carretera Paradela, s/n., Teixeiro. 15310. Curtis. A Coruña, Spain/Espana

Eneko Pérez Rodríguez, 2011019978
Centro Penitenciario de Teixeiro, módulo 14., Carretera Paradela, s/n., Teixeiro. 15310. Curtis. A Coruña, Spain/Espana

June 28th, 2011

Former prisoner, Briana Waters was released on 16th October 2010 on Bail after an appeal reversed her conviction. But was later facing a re-trial. But on Tuesday, 28th June she made a plea agreement with federal prosecutors to cooperate and provide new, useful information including tesifying against her former boyfriend Justin Solondz. More info:

June 22nd, 2011

Twelve animal rights activists were arrested on Wednesday, 22nd June by the Spanish police, in a series of raids sanctioned by the judge from the Magistrate’s court, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. Arrests and house searches of activists from the organisations Igualdad Animal/Animal Equality and Equanimal took place in the regions of Madrid, Asturias, Vizcaya and Galicia. The detained activists were then taken to Santiago de Compostela court, where they were accused of offences against the environment, public disorder, and conspiracy. For more information:

April 13th, 2011

Walter Bond has now been moved to Utah and his number has changed again. Please write to Walter, he expects to be there for the next six months. His birthday is this Saturday, 16th April.

Walter Bond 2011-03339
Davis County Jail, PO Box 130, Farmington, UT 84025-0130, USA

April 8th, 2011

Walter Bond is still in transit. This is his current mailing address for the next week or so:
Walter Bond 37096-013, Nevada Southern Detention Center, 2190 E Mesquite Ave, Pahrump NV 89060, USA

He would like to get mail and his birthday is April 16th. He does not think he'll be there longer than a few weeks. He is still in solitary confinement, locked down for 23 hours a day M - F and 24 hours on Sat & Sun. He was told it's because he is in a security threat group. He is working out a lot. He is receiving vegan food.

March 30th, 2011

Good news - Jonathan Pollak has been released from Hermon Prison in Israel, he wishes to thank those that supported him and send him letters and cards.

March 25th, 2011

Walter Bond has been moved to FTC Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center. It is unclear yet when he will sent to Utah for court. More info when we get it.

March 23rd, 2011

New goods - Nicci Tapping has been released today, she sends her thanks for all the support she has received.

March 21st, 2011

Jonny Ablewhite's prison, HMP Hewell has just signed up to email a prisoner: and he'd love some emails! Don't forget, you can email most of the UK prisoners using this cheap service.

February 26th, 2011

Daniel was moved back into a CMU this week (26-02-11), this time at Terre Haute.  We aren’t really sure why at this time, but we are sure we will fight the move.  Daniel’s holding up as well as can be expected.  He’s stressed out, of course, and he would appreciate your letters, especially at this time.  Please write him at:
Daniel McGowan, 63794-053, FCI Terre Haute - CMU, P.O. Box 33, Terre Haute, IN 47808, USA

February 18th, 2011

Jason Mullan (JJ) has asked to be not listed publically, as it wants to concentrate on his studies. He really appreciates all the letters of support he has had, but feels he can not give the time to reply to them all at the moment.

February 11th, 2011

Walter Bond was sentenced today for burning down the Sheepskin Factory in Glendale, Colorado and has been sentenced to five years and three years parole. Please write to him.

January 20th, 2011

Good news - Gerrah Selby was released today and thanks everyone for their support.

January 17th, 2011

Good news - Jonathan Paul was released from FCI Phoenix earlier this month into a halfway house in Seattle. Where he will be until April. More news when we have it.

January 15th, 2011

New prisoner - Jonathan Pollak, Hermon Prison NSWing, PO Box 4011, Maghar 14930, Israel.

On Tuesday, 11th January 2011. Israeli vegan animal rights activist and member of anarchists against the wall Jonathan Pollak was sent to prison for 3 months for cycling too slowly during a critical mass demo against the bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military forces, this caused him to breach a suspended sentence which now finds him in jail.

He would greatly appreciate letters of support but can receive nothing else, no stamps, ircs, magazines, etc. You can write to him through the following email address (letters will be printed and passed on to him):

January 11th, 2011

Good news - According to the BOP inmate locator, Alex Hall was released from FCI Englewood in Littleton today

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