Water Protector Prisoners

Federal Charges:

Red Fawn, Dion and Little Feather are in prison on federal charges and would appreciate letters from supporters. Rattler is out on supervised release and awaiting sentencing under an agreement that will recommend 36 months incarceration.

Red Fawn Fallis
Red Fawn Fallis, Resident
Burleigh/Morton County Detention Center
PO Box 2499
Bismarck, ND 58502

Red Fawn has been moved to Burleigh/Morton County Detention Center 
in Bismarck, ND to await sentencing.
Sentencing is set for June 25, 2018 at 01:30 PM in Bismarck federal court.

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
Dion Ortiz
New Moon Lodge
PO Pox 969
Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566

Dion has been moved to a halfway house as he awaits trial.

Little Feather
Michael “Little Feather” Giron

On May 30, 2018, Little Feather was sentenced to 36 months in prison pursuant
to a non-cooperating plea agreement. 

On June 8, 2018, Little Feather was moved from Burleigh/Morton County Detention Center 
to Jamestown, ND, where he'll remain until they determine which federal facility
he will serve his sentence in. We do not yet know when or where he will be moved. 
Please check back here for information on how to write to him after he's moved.

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
Rattler has entered into a non-cooperating plea agreement that includes 
a joint recommendation of 36 months in prison.
He remains out on supervised release awaiting sentencing.
His sentencing date is August 6, 2018, in Bismarck federal court.

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 make a financial contribution directly to Rattler 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.

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).

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.