Prisoner Letter Writing

The list includes common-law, political prisoners, with an emphasis on LGBTQAI+, non-binary, and people of color.   These persons  that Save the Kids collaborates with, are members or coordinators of a Save the Kids chapter and are dedicated to mentoring youth, peace, social justice, community empowerment, and education. If you have a friend or family member that is a incarcerated person that you believe would be a great member contact us. We stress Solidarity over Charity.  

Lucas Alan Dietsche
Lucas Alan Dietsche is a graduate with a master’s in criminal justice from University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He is the National Organizer of Letters to Prisoners-Save the Kids. He is also a professor of prison education. He helps send radical propaganda, books, and birthday cards as organizer of Save the Kids Letters to Prisoners Project. He is also currently an Editor of the Poetry Behind the Walls. As the Current Poet Laureate of Taconite Harbor, he has written and published many collections of poetry and novels. He has research on Poetry Criminology, and carceral feminism. He has a patreon account called The Pilot of Oumuamua.

Prison Acronyms:

EOS – End of Sentence
OID – Offender Identification
OIN – Offender Identification Number
CUS – Correctional unit supervisor
ERS – Earliest release date
ESC – Escaped
FTA – Failure to appear
Inmate Advocate – Inmate who helps other inmates with their legal work
Institutionalized – Inmate who has been locked down for a long period of time and has excepted prison as a comfortable way of life
Killing My Number – Serving out a sentence/ Maxing out without parole
Box- Means solitary or isolation
RTS – Return to Sender
UTF – Unable to forward

For more prisoners visit:

Jericho Movement
Prison Books Collective
Anarchist Black Cross
Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

Chrystul Kizer is a black teenage survivor of violence. At only 17-years old, she was charged with multiple felonies for defending herself from an older white man who has been accused of ongoing physical and sexual abuse of not only Chrystul, but multiple other young girls. Chrystul spent her 18th birthday incarcerated in the Kenosha County Jail, where she remains confined. If convicted, Chrystul could face a sentence of life in prison. Chrystul needs the opportunity to be supported in safe, healing spaces in the community – not the prospect of additional trauma, assault, and solitary confinement in a Wisconsin penitentiary.
On bail!


As a pastor and a consistent activist against police brutality, violence and oppression in her community, Rev. Joy Powell was warned by the Rochester Police department that she was a target because of her speaking out against corruption. On many occasions Rev. Joy had held rallies and spoke out against the police brutality and “police justifications” in Rochester NY. As a result, Rev. Joy was accused and convicted of 1st Degree Burglary and Assault.

An all white jury tried her; the state provided no evidence and no eyewitnesses. Rev. Joy was not allowed to discuss her activism or say that she was a pastor. The person that testified for her was not allowed to tell the court that he knew Rev. Joy through there activist work and through the church. Further more the judge Francis Affronti promised he was going to give her a harsh sentence because he did not like her. She was convicted and given 16 years and seven years concurrent.

Rev Joy Powell is more then sure her case was politically motivated based on her activism for equality and justice for all.

Write to:

Reverend Joy Powel
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
PO Box 1000
Bedford Hills,NY 10507

Birthday:March 5



Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution
PO Box 9900
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821


Ferguson Roy Brown
11593 State Highway O
Mineral Point, MO 63660

Birthday: April 20

Roy Brown was accused of looting S&K’s P-X Liquor store, Dellwood Market, and the Phillips 66 at Chambers Rd. and Green Valley Dr. during the night of rioting on November 24, 2014. He was sentenced to 60 years, serving time consecutively, largely on unrelated robbery and burglary charges.


Jacob Montgomery
South Central Correctional Center
255 West Highway 32
Licking, MO 65542

Birthday: January 17

Jacob Montgomery was sentenced to 13 years in part for looting Dellwood Market during the night of rioting on November 24, 2014. His sentence also reflects time for unrelated robbery and burglary charges.

Alexander Irwin
ERDCC, 2727 Highway K. Bonne
Terre, MO 63628

(Refer to him as “Alex” within the letter,  but be sure to write “Alexander” on the envelope)

Birthday: September 5th

Alexander Irwin was sentenced to 7 years on burglary charges associated with being accused of looting at the Dellwood Market during the riots in August, 2014.

Steven Martin
Tipton Correctional Center
619 North Osage Avenue
Tipton, MO 65081

Birthday: September 22nd

Steve Martin was sentenced to 10 years on a second degree burglary charge for the looting of a Foot Locker on the night of August 10th, 2014.

Jermaine Parker
18701 Old Highway 66
Pacific, MO 63069

Birthday: October 15

Jermaine Parker was sentenced to 14 years for shooting a firearm out of a car in protest during the night of the November 24th in south St. Louis.

Dakota Moss
FCI Manchester
PO Box 4000
Manchester, KY 40962

Birthday: July 17th

Dakota Moss was sentenced to 20 years for stealing guns for people to use during the non-indictment riots in November 2014.

Josh Williams
Jefferson City Correctional Center
8200 No More Victims
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Birthday: November 25

Josh Williams was sentenced on December 10th, 2015, to 8 years in prison for allegedly trying to burn down a Quik-Trip during a demonstration in Berkeley, MO, that was held in response to the police murder of Antonio Martin.

Thanks to :



Marius Mason is an anarchist, environmental and animal rights activist currently serving nearly 22 years in federal prison for acts of property damage carried out in defense of the planet.

Marius Mason
Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127

Birthday-January 26


Image result for "Caesar De Leon"DOC

Cesar DeLeon is a incarcerated radical activist that has been an organizer on countless hunger strikes in many Wisconsin prisons in the last couple years.    His main focus is to end solitary confinement, mistreatment, and the harsh realities of Wisconsin Department of Corrections Institutions.  He has witnessed countless personal physical attacks on himself and others, as well as being forced fed during his hunger strikes.  He has been moved to many facilities because of his prison radicalism. 

Caesar DeLeon
Green Bay Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 19033
Green Bay, WI 54307-9033


Jennifer Rose (Jennifer recently changed her name from Gann to Rose),A.K.A. Babygirl, is an anti-authoritarian trans woman and insurrectionist amazon held captive for over 25 years for armed robberies and a 1995 attack on a district attorney and associate prison warden. She took part in the 1991 Folsom Prison hunger strike, after which she was beaten and tortured, convicted for armed resistance, and sentenced to multiple 25-to-life sentences under the Three Strikes Law. She has spent over ten years in solitary confinement at Folsom and the Pelican Bay Secure Housing Unit. Despite all of this, Jennifer continues to struggle for freedom, remaining a committed anti-authoritarian, anti-imperialist, anti-racist, anti-fascist, and anti-capitalist. Jennifer now qualifies for a reduction under California’s Proposition 36, and early release under the newly enacted Prop. 57.
Donate to support her legal struggles, which could result in her release.
To join our list on Riseup or get more involved in support effort send an email to:



Christopher Fausto Cabrera
OID# 214176
MCF Rush City
7600 525th St.
Rush City, MN 55069
BD: 09/30/1980



michael buntrock

Michael Buntrock
OID #183235
MCF Lino Lakes
7525 Fourth Avenue
Lino Lakes, Minnesota  55014
BD: 09/23/1976


Trevor Brown

Trevor Anthony Brown
OID# 203814
MCF Faribault
1101 Linden Ln
Faribault, MN 55021
BD: 04/28/1980



Maurece Graham

OID# 201727
MCF Faribault
1101 Linden Ln
Faribault, MN 55021
BD: 08/01/1977



Fong Lee
OID# 217805
MCF Stillwater
970 Pickett St N
Bayport, MN 55003
BD: 10/19/1985


toby johnson

Toby Earl Johnson
OID# 205064
MCF Stillwater
970 Pickett St. N
Bayport, MN 55003
BD: 11/14/1980



Jeffery Young
OID# 213390
MCF Stillwater
970 Pickett St. N
Bayport, MN 55003
BD: 1/7/1978


Reverend David E. Rose

Reverend David E. Rose, Sr.
#162-393/SID # 0307498
P.A.IA. – O.N.P. at E.C. I. W.
30420 Revell’s Neck Rd.
Westover, MD 21890
BD: 10/06/1957


This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_0593-1024x756.jpg

Eduardo Tolentino Jr.
Booking # 183009-194484
Imperial County Jail
PO Box 679
El Centro, CA 92244 


Andre Hester
Washington State Prison
PO Box 206
Davisboro, GA 31018


Calvin Coleman
Louisiana State Penitentiary
17544 Tunica Trace
Angola, LA 70712


Image result for MumiaMumia Abu-Jamal
SCI Mahanoy
Post Office Box 33028
St Petersburg, Florida 33733
Birthday: April 24
Mumia is an award winning journalist and was one of the
founders of the Black Panther Party chapter in Philadelphia, PA.
He has struggled for justice and human rights for people of color since he was at least 14 years old ~ the age when he joined the Party. In December of 1982, Mumia, who moonlighted by driving a taxi, happened upon police who were beating his brother .During the melee, a police officer was shot and killed. Despite the fact that many people saw someone else shoot and then runaway from the scene, Mumia, in what could only
be called a kangaroo court, was convicted and sentenced to death. During the summer of 1995, a death warrant was signed by Governor Tom Ridge, which sparked one of the most effective organizing efforts in defense of a political prisoner ever. Since that time, Mumia has had his death sentence overturned, but still has a life sentence with no opportunity for parole. More information:


H Rap Brown - USNWR.jpg

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin
USP Tucson
Post Office Box 24550
Tucson, Arizona 85734
Birthday: October 4
Formerly known as H. Rap Brown, the Imam came to prominence
in the 1960s as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating
Committee and the Justice Minister of the Black Panther Party. He is perhaps most famous for his proclamation during that period that “violence is as American as cherry pie”, as well as once stating that “If America don’t come around, we’re gonna burn it down.” He is currently serving a life sentence for homicide.


Image result for Joe-Joe Bowen
Joe-Joe Bowen
SCI Fayette
Post Office Box 33028
St Petersburg, Florida 33733
*Address envelope to Joseph Bowen.
Birthday: January 15
Joseph “Joe-Joe” Bowen is one of the many all-but-forgotten frontline
soldiers in the liberation struggle. A native of Philadelphia, Joe-Joe was
a young member of the “30th and Norris” street gang before his incarceration politicized him. Released in 1971, his outside activism was cut short a week following his release when Joe-Joe was confronted by an officer of the notoriously brutal Philadelphia police
department. The police officer was killed in the confrontation, and Bowen fled. After his capture and incarceration, Bowen became a Black Liberation Army combatant ,defiant to authorities at every turn. In 1973, Joe-Joe and Philadelphia Five prisoner Fred “Muhammad” Burton assassinated Holmesberg prison’s warden and deputy warden
as well as wounded the guard commander in retaliation for intense repression against Muslim prisoners in the facility.
In 1981, Bowen led a six-day standoff with authorities when he and six other captives took 39 hostages at Graterford Prison as a freedom attempt and protest of the prison conditions. Much of his time in prison has been spent in and out of control units, solitary confinement, and other means of isolating Joe-Joe from the general prison population.
These include three trips to Marion Penitentiary, where he met Sundiata Acoli and other BLA members. He is legendary to many prisoners as a revolutionary. “I used to teach the brothers how to turn their rage into energy and understand their situations,” Bowen told the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1981. “I don’t threaten anybody. I don’t talk to pigs. I
don’t drink anything I can’t see through and I don’t eat anything off a tray. When the time comes, I’ll be ready.”


Veronza Bowers, Jr.
FMC Butner
Post Office Box 1600
Butner, North Carolina 27509
Birthday: February 4
Veronza was a member of the Black Panther Party, convicted in the murder
of a U.S. Park Ranger on the word of two government informants, both of
whom received reduced sentences for other crimes by Federal prosecutors.
There were no eye-witnesses and no evidence independent of the
informants to link him to the crime. At trial, Veronza offered alibi testimony, not credited by the jury. Nor was testimony of two relatives of the informants who insisted that they were lying. The informants had all charges against them in this case dropped and one was
given $10,000 by the government according to the prosecutor’s post-sentencing report.
Veronza has consistently proclaimed his innocence of the crime he never committed, even at the expense of having his appeals for parole denied for which an admission of guilt and contrition is virtually required. More information:


Muhammad Burton
SCI Phoenix
Post Office Box 33028
St Petersburg, Florida 33733
*Address envelope to Fred Burton.
Birthday: December 15
Frederick Burton is an innocent man who has diligently attempted
to prove his innocence to the courts for 47 years. Prior to his
imprisonment, Fred worked for a phone company, was a well respected member of his community and his wife was preparing to have twins. In 1970, Fred was accused and then convicted of participating in the planning of the murder of Philadelphia police officers. While the alleged plan was to blow up a police station, instead a police officer was shot
and killed by alleged members of a radical group called “the Revolutionaries.”


Image result for Cinque Magee
Cinque Magee
California Mens Colony
Post Office Box 8103
San Luis Obispo, California 93409
*Address envelope to Ruchell Magee.
Birthday: March 17
Commonly regarded as the longest held political prisoner in the U.S., Ruchell Mage has been imprisoned since 1963. He was politicized in prison and particpated in the August 7, 1970 Marin County Courthouse Rebellion— the attempted liberation of political prisoner George Jackson and the Soledad Brothers by Jackson’s younger brother
Jonathan. Magee was seriously injured in the incident and subsequently pleaded guilty to aggravated kidnapping. He was sentenced in 1975 to life in prison and has been denied parole numerous times.

Anthony Jalil Bottom

Jalil Muntaqim

Sullivan Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 116
Fallsburg, New York 12733-0116
*Address envelope to Anthony Bottom.
Birthday: October 18
Jalil became affiliated with the Black Panther Party at age 18.
Less than 2 months before his 20th birthday he was captured with
Albert Nuh Washington in a midnight shootout with San Francisco
police. He was subsequently charged with a host of revolutionary activities including the assassination of two police in New York City, and is currently serving a 25 years to life sentence in New York State. His case is known as the New York 3 case as his codefendants include Nuh and Herman Bell. He was also implicated in the San Francisco 8case, and pled guilty to a lesser offense. More information:


Image result for Russell Maroon Shoatz
Russell Maroon Shoatz
SCI Dallas
Post Office Box 33028
St Petersburg, Florida 33733
Birthday: August 23
A dedicated community activist and founding member of the
Philadelphia based organization Black Unity Council, which
eventually merged with the Black Panther Party (1969). In 1970,
along with 5 others, Maroon was accused of attacking a police station, which resulted in an officer being killed. This attack was said to have been carried out in response to the rampant police brutality in the Black community. For 18 months Maroon functionedunderground as a soldier in the Black Liberation Army. In 1972 he was captured. Twice
he escaped—once in 1977 and again 1980, but both times he was recaptured and today he is held in Pennsylvania where he is serving multiple life sentences. More information:


Image result for Charles Sims Africa
Charles Sims Africa
SCI Dallas
Post Office Box 33028
St Petersburg, Florida 33733
Birthday: April 2


Image result for Ed Poindexter
Ed Poindexter
Nebraska State Penitentiary
Post Office Box 22500
Lincoln, Nebraska 68542
Birthday: November 1
Casey Brezik
3401 Faraon
St. Joseph, Missouri 64506
Birthday: December 30
In 2010, anarchist Casey Brezik tried to assassinate the governor
of Missouri. In June of 2013, he was convicted and sentenced to
a dozen years on each of three counts – assault and two armed
criminal action charges – and seven years on a second count of assault. All sentences will concurrently run. More information:

USP McCreary
Post Office Box 3000
Pine Knot, Kentucky 42635
*Address envelope to Joshua Stafford.
Birthday: October 3

More information:
Connor Stevens
FCI Yazoo City
Post Office Box 5000
Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194
Birthday: December 17

More information:
Douglas Wright
USP Victorville
Post Office Box 3900
Adelanto, California 92301
Birthday: May 31

More information:
Jared Chase
Dixon Correctional Center
2600 North Brinton Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61021
Birthday: June 12
For more information:
Oso Blanco*
USP Victorville
Post Office Box 3900
Adelanto, California 92301
*Address envelope to Byron Chubbuck.
Birthday: February 26
Indigenous rights activist serving 55 years for bank robbery,
aggravated assault on the FBI, escape and firearms charges. A
confidential informant reported that Oso was robbing banks in order
to acquire funds to support the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico
throughout 1998-99. More information:


FCI Sandstone
Post Office Box 1000
Sandstone, Minnesota 55072
*Address envelope to Michael Markus

Birthday: February 2

Jeremy Hammond
FCI Memphis
Post Office Box 34550
Memphis, Tennessee 38184
Birthday: January 8
Jeremy Hammond is an anarchist computer hacker from Chicago.
In November 2013, he was sentenced to 10 years in federal
prison for leaking the personal information of 860,000 customers of private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor) through the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.
This information revealed that Stratfor spies on activists, among others, at the behest of corporations and the U.S. government. More information:

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning #AO181426
William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center
2001 Mill Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Birthday: December 17
Chelsea Manning, an anti-secrecy activist and former U.S. Army
intelligence analyst whose release of classified information to
WikiLeaks in 2010 sparked worldwide controversy over transparency in the military and whistleblower protections, was taken into custody at a federal court after a federal judge found her in contempt of court for refusing to answer questions before a secret grand jury.
She can be imprisoned for the duration of the grand jury proceedings, up to 18 months.
More information:


This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is tommanningpicb-1.jpg

Long Live Thomas Manning! RIP Comrade!
Born to a Boston postal clerk, Tom William Manning is known
for his involvement with the United Freedom Front (UFF) who
bombed a series of empty US military and corporate buidings in
the 1970s and early 1980s in response to their associations with imperialism abroad and apartheid in South Africa. He joined the US Military in 1963, and the following year was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba before being transferred off to spend the following year in the Vietnam War. Some time shortly after 1965, he was sentenced by a Massachusetts state court to five years in prison for armed robbery and assault.
It was during these years that he became politicized, through his interactions with other prisoners. After his release in 1971, he married Carol and together they had three children–Jeremy, Tamara, and Jonathan. Together with his arrest for the bombings, Manning was also convicted for his role in killing a New Jersey during a traffic stop in 1981 in which the cop first unloaded his .357 revoler in an attempt to kill the car’s
occupants. The killings launched the largest manhunt in NJ police history and ended with the arrests of Ray Levasseur, Patricia Gross, Richard Williams, Jaan Laamnan, and Barbara Curzi on November 4th, 1984, and Manning and his wife Carol on April 24, 1985. All were associated with the United Freedom Front. Tom was sentenced on
February 19, 1987 to 58 years in federal prison.

Long Live Tom Manning!

STK Statement, by Lucas Alan Dietsche, Regional Coordinator/ Letters to Prisoners

Tom Manning died July 31, 2019 from a heart attack. Manning really died from not getting treatment while in jail. He was a soldier in the American war against U.S. aggression. He was briefly incarcerated for robbery and became class-conscious during that time. Manning was a member of the Sam Melville/Johnathan Jackson unit as well as the United Freedom Front in the 70’s and 80’’s. He was radicalized and helped armed attacks against USA-allied South African apartheid and imperialism. He was sentenced to 80 years for the self-defense against a state trooper.

Manning was a friend, Prisoner of Class War, and correspondent to Letters to Prisoners in Superior for the last three years. He wrote to students and activists alike asking in regards to the political situation and one’s conscious. We remember our fallen comrades that we write and remember in solidarity behind the walls. Manning was a great artist, poet, and writer of revolutionary discontent. His words live on:

“Revolution is never begun anew, 
only continued where others left off.”

Abdul Azeez*
Citrus County Detention Facility
2604 West Woodland Ridge Drive
Lecanto, Florida 34461
*Address envelope to Warren Ballentine.
Birthday: January 9
More information:
Hanif Shabazz Bey*
Citrus County Detention Facility
2604 West Woodland Ridge Drive
Lecanto, Florida 34461
*Address envelope to Beaumont Gereau.
Birthday: August 16
More information:
Malik Smith*
Citrus County Detention Facility
2604 West Woodland Ridge Drive
Lecanto, Florida 34461
*Address envelope to Meral Smith.
Birthday: October 8
More information:


The author, Anastazia Schmid, working on a painting for a fundraiser at the prison in 2012. Photo by Liz Kaye via Slate

Anastazia Schmid is an activist artist and graduate independent scholar in the higher education program at the Indiana Women’s Prison. She received the 2016 Gloria Anzaldúa Award for her work in gender and sexuality by the American Studies Association, and received the Outstanding History Project Award presented by the Indiana Historical Society. Her work and interviews span multimedia sources including NPR and Slate magazine. She is the coauthor of the play The Duchess of Stringtown currently under production both inside prison and out. You can write to Anastazia via email with Jpay (enter Indiana for the state and inmate #122585) or via letter at:

Anastazia Schmid #122585

800 Bust Stop drive MCUBSL-18

Madison,IN 47250

Greg Curry #213-159
Toledo C.I.
2001 East Central Ave.
Toledo, OH 43608

Charles Tooker BF9504

PO Box 688, Soledad, CA 93960-0686