" If they haven't got prisoners, we have stopped fighting. If our prisoners are forgotten about, they have beaten us ." -Keith Mann, ALF activist and former prisoner

Get additional information on animal liberation prisoners at these sites:

    Break the Chains:

    No Compromise:

    Bite Back:

    Earth and Animal Liberation Prisoners:

    Northwest Grand Jury Defense Network:

    Support Latin American Prisoners:

    Snitches- Click Here!

    New Address!
    Jeffrey Hogg #1065518

    1901 NE F Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526
    Arrested: May 18, 2006  
    Charges: Jailed for refusing to testify before a Grand Jury which is investigating a series of direct actions which occured in Oregon between the mid-1990s and 2001.
    Under the Grand Jury rules Jeff can be held for up to 18-months or until the Grand Jury ceases its investigations, whichever the sooner.
    For more information:
    Donations to:
    Friends of Jeff Hogg
    PO BOX 12271
    Eugene, OR 97440

    Adam Durand
    Wayne County Jail
    7368 Route 31
    Lyons, NY 14489

    Arrested: May 17, 2006  
    Charges: Adam took a hand held video camera into a "battery" chicken farm and filmed  the horrific and appauling conditions that the hens are subjected to.  His  "reward" for his exposing of such blatent animal cruelty was to be put on  trial for
    criminal tresspass. Adam was given an outrageous 6 month sentence.
    For more information:
    Donations to:
    P.O. Box 18552
    NY 14618-0552

    Peter Young #10269-111
    FCI Vitorville Medium II    
    Federal Correctional Institution    
    PO Box 5700    
    Adelanto,CA  92301
    Arrested: March 21, 2005  
    Charges: Peter had been on the run since 1998 after being indicted under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, following a series of mink liberations from three Wisconsin fur farms in 1997, releasing thousands of animals and causing more than $200,000 in damages . Sentenced to 2 years after a plea bargain. Read Peter's statement to the court here.
    For more information:
    Donations to:
    Peter Young Support Fund
    740A 14th St. #237
    San Francisco, CA 94114

Jeffrey "Free" Luers #13797671
Oregon State Prison
2605 State Street Salem
Oregon 97310
Arrested: June 16, 2000
Charges: Arson (burning 3 SUVs)
For more information:
Donations to:
Free's Defense Fund
PO Box 3 Eugene
OR 97440

Prison Dispatch from Jeff "Free" Luers - June 16, 2006

Today is my six year anniversary. I almost didn't notice to tell you the truth. It isn't just because one day blends into another in here. Right now I just don't really care that much that I'm in prison. I know how that sounds but that's brutally honest. I got careless, I got sloppy. I slipped up. I got caught.

But, over the years something happened. I got stronger. I got louder. I became more powerful than the state ever wanted me to be. You see, I was supposed to be a message to you all out there that would dare resist. But not enough people listened. Some kept fighting back. They kept liberating animals. They kept burning things down.

Now the state wants to send a more powerful message. They sent in agents and infiltrators. They bought off activists and turned others into traitors with threats. The message is simple: the government sees this movement as a threat. And they are telling you that if you challenge them they will try and lock you away for life. It's a powerful message. It's down right intimidating, to be honest.

But, this last weekend (June 9-11) another message was sent by 43 cities around the world. That message was very clear: we will not disappear. Yea, some of us are going to end up in prison. That's a fact. Some of the weaker individuals might break under that threat. That's a fact, too. And that is intimidating. Why sugarcoat it?

However, when an international solidarity event, in which 43 cities participate, can be organized from a maximum security prison'.That's not just intimidating. That's a threat.

There's no denying the authorities have a lot of power. But so do we and we have to recognize that. We have to harness that energy. Every time we are pushed we must push back twice as hard. Thank you for not being silent. Thank you for standing up for the 'green scare' victims, the earth liberation prisoners and for me. I am so grateful, so very grateful I can't wait to read and hear about all the events. We have shown that we are united, that we can and will support our prisoners.

Now let us show our might. They have heard your words. Make them feel your actions. The earth, the animals, the future, our children, your freedom, the people of Iraq, your very own community needs you to fight back. You are all we have. Your resistance is our only weapon, our only defense. You are the only protection we have left.

PLEASE do EVERYTHING you can to help. -Jeffrey 'Free' Luers

Josh Demmitt #12314-081
New Address!
FCI Safford
Federal Correction Institution
P.O. Box 9000
Safford, AZ 85548

Charges: On February 15, 2005, Josh began a two and a half year sentence for setting fires at an animal science farm at Brigham Young University. In an earlier action at BYU, six rabbits and seven birds were liberated from the farm. Due for release April 24, 2006.
For more information:
Donations for Legal Defense to:
The Josh Demmitt Support Group
c/o The Animal Defense League
PO Box 1587
Huntingdon, NY 11743
Donations Directly to Josh in Prison:
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Joshua Demmitt #12314-081
P.O. Box 474701
Des Moines, IA 50947-0001


Justin Uribe #T-29257
C-5/236 low
Pleasant Valley State Prison
PO Box 8503
Coalinga, CA 93210

Charges: Serving the final years of a 6-year term for arson. These actions were not animal or environmentally motivated, but Justin is an avowed animal liberationist, scheduled for release within the next year.


New Address for Darren:

Darren Thurston #701415    
Multnomah County Iverness Jail    
11540 NE Iverness Dr.  
Portland, OR 97220

Arrested: December 7, 2005  
Charges: Darren has been charged with possession of a fraudulent green card and awaits his February 2006 trial. Indicted in California April 2006 on three new charges related to the Susanville Corral Fire (which he is accused of participating in as part of the Oregon conspiracy charges). The new charges are "Conspiracy to Commit Arson', 'Arson of a Government Facility' and 'Use and Carrying of a Destructive Device During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence'. If Darren is convicted on all counts, he faces a minimum sentence of 30 years.
For more information:
Donations for Legal Defense to:

Free Darren Fund
PO Box 229
Robert's Creek, BC V0N 2W0 Canada

Donations Directly to Darren in Prison:
Multnomah County Detention Center    
1120 SW Third Ave. 
Portland, OR 97204



Joyanna Zacher #1662550
Lane County Adult Corrections
101 W. 5th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401-2603


Arrested: February 22, 2006  
Charges: Connection to the Jefferson Poplar Farm fire which occurred in 2001 in Clatskanie, Oregon .
For more information:
Donations for Legal Defense to:  



Nathan Block #1663667
Lane County Adult Corrections
101 W. 5th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401-2603


Arrested: February 22, 2006  
Charges: Connection to the Jefferson Poplar Farm fire which occurred in 2001 in Clatskanie, Oregon .
For more information:
Donations for Legal Defense to:  



McDavid, Eric X-2972521 4E 231A
Sacramento County Main Jail
651 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


Arrested: January 13, 2006  
Charges: Conspiracy to destroy property by means of fire or explosives, facing up to 20 years
For more information:
Donations for Legal Defense to:  


Harjit Singh Gill #148118-097
111 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Charges: Serving 6 months in a half-way house for lying to a Grand Jury investigating two ALF arsons against McDonalds restaurants.
For more Information:  
Donations for Legal Defense to:  


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