Do Something

Please send messages of solidarity and support to the following people facing retaliation for the September strike and subsequent events in Michigan. Many more remain in the hole for the same reason, but the following have granted explicit permission to be listed publicly.

The national list below is published and updated by the IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and its regional partners, here.

Please be very aware that these people are facing a high degree of scrutiny of both incoming and outgoing mail. The following guidelines from IWOC apply to Michigan, where letters and donations have, in a few known cases, been blocked and caused prisoners to be threatened with more retaliation. UPDATE 5/20: We recently heard that letters to Michigan prisons signed “solidarity” are receiving extra scrutiny.

Please read our CORRESPONDENCE GUIDELINES for more details.

Also, if it’s within your means, ask if they would like books (and what their preferences are) or monetary donations. First, please carefully review our Correspondence Guidelines to make sure your books or donations do not get rejected.

If you hear of problems getting funds, books, or letters through, please notify MAPS.

SOLIDARITY LETTERS

This is a list of prisoners facing reprisals and retaliation explicitly for organizing with the Sep 9 strike. We will continually update this list. Please send them messages of love and solidarity. Organize a letter writing party or design a postcard to have people write in at rallies. We expect this list to grow as information about the ongoing actions continues to trickle in. If you have anyone to add, please contact IWOC@riseup.net.

DO NOT mention Sep 9, organizing, the strike, burning prisons, or anything like that unless they reply and ask for such information. Just receiving mail at all sends a message of support. These messages are also seen by the staff which deters further retaliation. Talking about the actions might get the mail blocked or even provoke more repression, so don’t do it.

DO tell them you’re thinking about them, that they are not alone. It can be a short note, a drawing, or a long letter describing your day and asking how they’re holding up.

Please make sure to address envelope to the legal name and address letter to name in parentheses.

Alabama

Melvin Ray
163343
Donaldson Correctional Facility
100 Warrior Lane
Bessemer, AL 35023-7299

Robert Earl Council (Kinetik Justice)
181418
Kilby CC
P.O. Box 150
Mt. Meigs, AL 36057

James Plesant (Dhati Khalid)
Limestone Correctional Facility
28779 Nick Davis Rd
Harvest, AL 35749

Amir “Jaja” Davis #268646
G-4 WE Donaldson CF
1000 Warrior Lane
Bessemer, AL 35023

Cleve Cunningham #288500
Limestone Correctional Center
28779 Nick Davis Rd
Harvest, AL 35749

Colorado

Tiffany McCoy
149788
DWCF
PO BOX 392005
Denver, CO 80239

Indiana

Leonard McQuay (Khalfani Malik Khaldun)
874304
6908 S. Old U.S. Highway 41
P.O. Box 500
Carlisle , IN 47838

Michigan

Harold Hadley Gonzales #194496
Baraga Maximum Correctional Facility
13924 Wadaga Rd.
Baraga, MI 49908-9204

Gilbert Morales #186641
Alger C.F.
N6141 Industrial Park Drive
Munising, MI 49862

Richard Carter #178539 (Ahjamu Baruti)
St. Louis Correctional Facility
8585 N. Croswell Road
St. Louis, MI 48880

Darrin Coats #185616
Baraga C.F.
13924 Wadaga Rd.
Baraga, MI 49908-9204

Jacob Klemp #231258
Baraga C.F.
13924 Wadaga Rd.
Baraga, MI 49908-9204

Jamarr Loyd #234363
Oaks Correctional Facility
1500 Caberfae Hwy
Manistee, MI 49660

Timothy Schnell #516619
Baraga C.F.
13924 Wadaga Rd.
Baraga, MI 49908-9204

Cedricx Doss #243288
Oaks Correctional Facility
1500 Caberfae Hwy
Manistee, MI 49660

Leon Echols Bey #204922
Oaks Correctional Facility
1500 Caberfae Hwy
Manistee, MI 49660

Larry Guy #132556 (Baba X-Guy)
St. Louis Correctional Facility
8585 N. Croswell Road
St. Louis, MI 48880

Ronald Perdue #292317
Oaks Correctional Facility
1500 Caberfae Hwy
Manistee, MI 49660

Michael T. Witherspoon #225422
Oaks Correctional Facility
1500 Caberfae Hwy
Manistee, MI 49660

Jonathan Aiden #277075
Baraga C.F.
13924 Wadaga Rd.
Baraga, MI 49908-9204

Howard Lashawn Smith #358816
Baraga C.F.
13924 Wadaga Rd.
Baraga, MI 49908-9204

Juivonne Littlejohn #141899 (no money orders, please, but correspond for other ways to support)
Baraga C.F.
13924 Wadaga Rd.
Baraga, MI 49908-9204

Albert Button #099366
Carson City C.F.
10274 Boyer Rd.
Carson City, MI 48811

Freddy Hardrick #440921
Oaks Correctional Facility
1500 Caberfae Hwy
Manistee, MI 49660

Matthew DeShone #686384
Oaks Correctional Facility
1500 Caberfae Hwy
Manistee, MI 49660

Eugene Marr #703339
Oaks Correctional Facility
1500 Caberfae Hwy
Manistee, MI 49660

Joseph Michael Hendrix #455498
Oaks Correctional Facility
1500 Caberfae Hwy
Manistee, MI 49660

Vaughn Mitchell #726204
Baraga C.F.
13924 Wadaga Rd.
Baraga, MI 49908-9204

Kevin Craig #381110 (a.k.a. Outlaw)
Oaks Correctional Facility
1500 Caberfae Hwy
Manistee, MI 49660

Reginald Suggs #209361
Alger Correctional Facility
N6141 Industrial Park Drive
Munising, MI 19862

Missouri

Willis Bailey
259775
Jefferson City Correctional Center
8200 No More Victims
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Ohio

Siddique Abdullah Hasan
OSP R130-559
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd
Youngstown, OH 44505

Oregon

Joshua “Zero” Cartrette SID #12225965
Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution
2500 Westgate
Pendleton, OR 97801

Scott Elam #16883095
3920 East Ashwood Road
Madras, Oregon 97741

Texas

Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington
TDC# 1487958
3899 TX-98
New Boston, TX 75570

Virginia

Uhuru Rowe #1131545
Sussex 2 State Prison
24427 Musselwhite Dr.
Waverly, VA 23891

Wisconsin

Cesar DeLeon
322800
Waupun CI
P.O Box 351
Waupun WI 53963-0351

LaRon McKinley 42642
Supervised Living Facility
P.O. BOX 10
WINNEBAGO, WI 54985

SirJordan Cosby
501015
Waupun CI
PO BOX 351
Waupun WI 53963-0351