- Eric McDavid
- Rebecca Rubin
- Michael Sykes
- Steve Murphy
- Justin Solondz
- Fran Thompson
- Camille Marino
- Walter Bond
Eric McDavid 16209-097
FCI TERMINAL ISLAND
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
PO BOX 3007
SAN PEDRO, CA 90731
Eric McDavid was arrested (along with Zachary Jenson and Lauren Weiner) on January 13, 2006, as part of the government’s ongoing Green Scare campaign. All three were charged with “Conspiracy to damage and destroy property by fire and an explosive.” His arrest was the direct result of a government informant – known only as “Anna” – who spent a year & a half drawing him in and working with the FBI to fabricate a crime and implicate Eric in it. Anna was paid over $65,000 for her work with the FBI. Eric was imprisoned for what amounts to thought-crime – no actions were ever carried out.
We wanted to let you know that a beautiful new zine of writings by Eric is now available from the good folks at Because We Must. You can order it online here:
All of the proceeds from the zine will go to Eric’s support fund.
RebeccaRubin is an ELF/ALF activist, who had been living in Canada. She stands accused of participating in several arsons dating back to 1998. Those include a ski resort in Vail, CO, a U.S. Forest Industries office in Medford, OR, a BLM wild horse and burro impound in Burns, OR., and another BLM wild horse lock-up and slaughter yard operation in Litchfield, CA. She recently turned herself in at the Canadian border, allegedly because she was tired of a life on the run and not being able to have any contact with her mom. Despite the fact she turned herself in, please remember all Rebecca’s mail will be read by evil trolls looking for anything at all they can twist into something nasty to make her situation worse. Please don’t mention any potential charges against Rebecca, or her case.
Michael Sykes is an 18-year-old anarchist from Lambertville, MI, currently serving a prison sentence for eco-related acts of property destruction, committed while he was a minor. He was convicted of setting fire to two homes under construction, and accused of attempting to cut down a utility pole, burning down other homes under construction, and setting fire to a Kroger’s semi-trailer.
He was tried as an adult and is currently serving a 4-10 year prison sentence with somewhere between $200,000 and $400,000 in restitution. While Michael was 17 at the time of the alleged crimes, he was tried as an adult. His motivation was to interfere with sprawl, because he “was tired of seeing all the forest being destroyed.”
Steve Murphy is a vegan political prisoner who pleaded guilty to a 2006 E.L.F. action in Pasadena, California. The action involved decommissioning a tractor and placing an incendiary device in a housing development construction site in the name of the Earth Liberation Front. Steve continues to be a champion for animals and the earth from his prison cell.
Justin was indicted for multiple counts of arson, conspiracy and use of an “unregistered destructive device” for his alleged participation in an arson at the University of Washington and a separate, alleged arson at the Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Susanville, CA.
On December 20, 2011, he plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy and a single count of arson for the arson at UW. He was sentenced to a 7 year term in March of 2012. He has been transferred (mid-2012) to a prison in PA, which puts him much closer to his family.
Fran ThompsonFran Thompson #1090915 WERDCC 1101 E. Hwy. 54 Vandalia, MO 63382
Prior to her imprisonment, Fran was a dedicated environmental defense and animal rights activist in Nebraska. She also owned a farm. When a local man wanted to marry Fran and take her farm, she rejected him. He began threatening Fran and attacked her in her home. Fran shot him in self-defense and, after the man died, was charged with murder. Fran’s case was highly politicized. She was not allowed to enter a plea of self defense and received a life sentence.
Camille MarinoCamille Marino, #2012027580 Dickerson Detention Facility 3501 Hamtramck Drive Hamtramck MI 48212
Camille is an imprisoned animal liberation activist. She is the founder of Negotiation Is Over! (NIO) After repeated arrests last year for exposing vivisectors, spending most of 2012 in jail, and enduring the FDLE raid on her home, she is currently serving 6 months at the Dickerson Detention Facility in Hamtramck, Michigan, where she continues to radicalize the inmates.
USP Marion CMU
PO Box 1000
Marion IL 62959
Walter Bond is an imprisoned Animal Liberation Front activist. In the Summer of 2010, Walter was arrested for the A.L.F. Lone Wolf arsons of the Sheepskin Factory in Denver, Colorado, the Tandy Leather Factory in Salt Lake City, Utah and Tiburon Restaurant in Sandy, Utah.
On February 11, 2011, Bond was sentenced to 5 years in Federal prison for the Colorado fire, and on October 13, 2011, he was sentenced to 7 years, 3 months for the Utah fires, to run consecutive to the first sentence. He is currently incarcerated at USP Marion CMU. His expected release date is March 21, 2021.
Bond’s experiences as a 19-year-old slaughterhouse construction worker propelled him into Veganism and a life focused on ending our culture’s enslavement and exploitation of animals and the natural world. As a prisoner of the war for the liberation of Animals, Bond continues to influence and motivate other activists dynamically via his essays and public statements which have sprouted wings over the internet and have been translated into several different languages. Walter is a controversial figure, as he has taken some unique positions on gender equality issues. Walter Bond is strongly opposed to a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion. PDXABC disagrees with Walter’s position on abortion and probably on a other things. Some ABC sites don’t list him – this one didn’t for a long time but after having thought about it, maybe disagreeing with someone should not be criteria for exclusion. (?) Banning people on the basis of regressive views and gender myopia, would probably make for a prisoner list that was really, really short. Let’s end by saying something nice: Walter loves animals.