Water Protector Prisoners


Federal Charges:

Red Fawn, Dion and Little Feather are in prison on federal charges and would appreciate letters from supporters. Post-sentencing Rattler remains out on supervised release and is awaiting self-surrender to the Bureau of Prisons by or before November 26.

Red Fawn Fallis

On July 11, 2018, Red Fawn was  sentenced to 57 months in prison under the terms of a non-cooperating plea agreement. Please write to her at: Red Fawn Fallis, Prisoner No. 16358-059, FMC Carswell, PO Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127. Cards and letters (no glitter or stickers) are welcome; books and magazines must be sent directly from the publisher or bookseller, such as Amazon.

Legal information is on her case page here, and more information on Red Fawn and how you can support her is on her support committee’s website here. You can make a donation to support Red Fawn’s legal defense here. To contribute funds directly to Red Fawn (that will be added to her commissary) you can do so here.

Dion Ortiz

On October 22, 2018, Dion was sentenced to a 16-month prison term pursuant to a non-cooperating plea agreement for the charge of Civil Disorder. As of November 14, Dion Ortiz is in transit between federal facilities again. Please check back to see where he gets placed, and where you can write to him. If you mailed him something to FCI Terre Haute be aware that he may not have received it before he was moved.

Legal Information is on his case page here. You can make a donation directly to  his commissary here. The information you will need is to accomplish this is: Dion Ortiz  Prisoner No. 16559-059. Dion’s support page is here.

Little Feather

On May 30, 2018, Little Feather was sentenced to 36 months in prison pursuant to a non-cooperating plea agreement. Please write to him at: Michael “Little Feather” Giron, #25201-075, USP Hazelton, U.S. Penitentiary, PO Box 2000, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525. Cards and letters (no glitter or stickers)  are welcome but must be sent in WHITE ENVELOPE ONLY; books and magazines must be sent directly from the publisher or bookseller, such as Amazon.

Legal information is on his case page here, and more information about Little Feather and how you can support him is on his website here.

 Michael “Rattler” Markus

On September 27, 2018, Rattler was sentenced to 36 months in prison pursuant to the terms of his  non-cooperating plea agreement. He remains out on supervised release until no later than November 26, 2018, the date by which he is ordered to self-surrender to the Bureau of Prisons.

Legal information is on his case page here, and more information about Rattler and how you can support him is on his support committee page here. Supporters can view his Facebook page here and make a financial contribution directly to Rattler here

James “Angry Bird” White

On July 12, 2018, Angry Bird entered into a non-cooperative plea agreement in which prosecutors will recommend time served plus 12 months of home confinement for Civil Disorder. His Change of Plea and Sentencing date is December 5, 2018.

Resources for Prisoner Support:

Writing letters to prisoners is an important form of solidarity. A few things to keep in mind:

  • Do not ask any questions or share any information about the facts of the prisoners case, or events surrounding their arrest.
  • Remember that prison officials read all mail, so don’t say anything you would not want to say directly to them.
  • Do not send photos without asking first (sometimes prisoners have a maximum number of photos they are allowed to have) – but you can write your letter on the back of a flyer or image printed onto regular paper (stay away from any coated or glossy paper, since that may cause your letter to be returned).
  • Do not make any promises that you may not be able to keep (including about writing again).
  • Be sure to include your name and return address – in the letter itself as well as on the outside of the envelope (prisoners often do not receive the envelopes).
  • It’s a good idea to add page numbers to the bottom of your letter (so if a page is missing, they can tell).
  • While each prison may vary, generally cards and letters (no glitter or stickers) are welcome but must be sent in WHITE ENVELOPE ONLY. White paper and white envelopes are the safest bet, but to make sure you can call the prison and ask.
  • Books and magazines must be sent directly from the publisher or bookseller, such as Amazon.

NYC Anarchist Black Cross has more useful tips on writing letters to political prisoners here.

The Tilted Scales Collective publishes the Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant, which includes helpful information for anyone organizing a support committee or providing other support to a political prisoner. For a free zine or to order the book, visit their website here.

ND State Charges:

Alexander Simon (center) is greeted by supporters as he leaves Morton County Detention Center – Oct 31 2017

 

Alexander Simon (pictured center) and Mary Redway (center-right) were the first two Water Protectors sentenced to jail time.

Both have now served their jail time and have been released. Simon served 12 days and Redway served four days.

More information on Mary and Alex is here.