Anarchist Federation Black Cross


Why do we support prisoners? 
As long as the prison system has existed, there have been anarchists on the inside. But our opposition to prisons and the system that sustains them isn’t just based on a thirst for vengeance for our comrades inside but it comes from our vision of an actually just society free from social ills like impoverishment and its root causes such as the property system. 

For more information on prisons and prison abolition:

For information on prison expansion in the UK:

Write to Anarchist Prisoners!
Writing letters to prisons helps break down the barrier of isolation the prison system enforces on its captives. It also helps build solidarity between those on the outside and on the inside of the walls, getting imprisoned isn’t the end of someone's participation in the struggle against capitalism and the state!

See this guide for advice on writing:

And this one for forming groups to support prisoners:

For more information, support, and for regular letter writing sessions

join our public discord:

Please note: This is a living document and subject to constant revision. We do not play "good" Anarchist, "bad" Anarchist with our prisoner solidarity. If you would like to suggest additions please email [email protected]

PRISONER LIST: 21/06/2022

Kill The Bill Prisoners:

Ryan Roberts A5155EM
HMP Swaleside, Brabazon Rd, Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey ME12 4AX

Convicted of riot and four counts of arson. Three of the sentences run consecutively and only one concurrently, hence the brutal sentence of 14 years. As it is over seven years, it means he has to do two thirds of the sentence. He will do just under a decade in prison.

The demonstration took place in March 2021 against the Police, Courts and Sentencing Bill. It was an outpouring of rage against the violence of the police. The crowd fought back after police officers attacked the crowd with batons and riot shields. Pepper spray was used indiscriminately, people were charged at with horses and hit over the head with batons and shields . The protesters fought back, seizing police riot shields, helmets and batons to defend themselves. By the end of the evening several police vehicles had been set on fire.

Ben Rankin A1261AY
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
5 years

Ryan Dwyer A4276AT
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
4 years 6 months

Ryan Dwyer was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison after the Kill the Bill riot in bristol. Aside from hating cops. Ryan is also a graffiti artist and would love to hear from other people in the same scene or receive artwork (cards, postcards etc) to put up in his cell. He'd also love letters from anyone with similar anti-autoritarian politics!

Brandon Lloyd A0806EE
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
3 years 11 months

Callum Middleton A1817ET
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
3 years 9 months

Kane Adamson A1103ER
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
3 years 6 months [Birthday is 2nd of may] 

Shaun Davies A4075ER
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
3 years 6 months

Kain Simmonds A9381EQ
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
3 years 3 months

William Houlton A1824ET
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
3 years

Joseph Foster A1421CD
HMP Bristol, Horfield, 19 Cambridge Road, Bristol. BS7 8PS
3 years 3 months

Mariella Gedge-Rogers A8811ET
HMP Eastwood Park, Falfield, Wotton Under Edge, GL12 8DB
5 years 5 months

Mariella is a woman of colour who was violently kneed to the floor by police officers at the kill the bill demonstration in bristol in march 2021. She was sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for riot She needs your solidarity, show her she is not alone!

Long Term Anarchist Prisoners:

More info on June 11th, an international day of action for long term anarchist prisoners:


John Paul Wootton
HM Prison Maghaberry, 17 Old Road, Lisburn, BT28 2PT

John is a vegan anarchist prisoner and IWW/IWOC member, wrongfully convicted of the murder of a police officer in the “Craigavon 2” case, after a trial before a “Diplock” court, a secret military court with no jury. John has Served over 14 years in prison. For more information on his case:

Samantha Faulder A1209CF
HMP Foston Hall
Foston Derby
DE65 5DN

Sam Faulder is an anarchist prisoner currently serving a life sentence in England. Sam is a miscarriage of justice who has done over ten years in the prison system for a murder she did not commit. She is now working with Cardiff University’s Innocence Project on her appeal.

Sam was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. She could have had simple laser therapy as an early intervention, however, the private prison company Sodexo running the prison cancelled more than 9 appointments for surgery. As a result, Sam’s cancer has now spread and they are no longer able to operate further. She will begin radiochemotherapy this summer. You can read the full cancer timeline on her website.


For more information:

Toby Shone A7645EP
HM Prison Parc
Heol Hobcyn John
CF35 6AP

Despite being found Not Guilty of political offences in court and with no evidence linking him to the website and publication, Toby is being held without legal process and without possibility of redress as a Category B, High Risk prisoner where he is not eligible for ROTL (home leave). A probation official told Toby previously that his categorisation is because of his anarchist beliefs, and the fact that he is considered by the authorities to act on those beliefs.

For more information on his case:

Also, see Toby’s statement for June 11th:


June 11th Prisoners:

Marius Mason 
Marie (Marius) Mason #04672-061
FCI Danbury
Route 37
Danbury, CT 06811

[Address outer envelope to Marie (Marius) Mason, inside to Marius]

Marius Mason is an anarchist, environmental, and animal rights prisoner. In March 2008, he was arrested by federal authorities for charges related to two acts of property destruction that occurred in 1999 and 2000 – damaging an office connected to GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) research, and destroying a piece of logging equipment. No one was injured in either act. He faced a life sentence before accepting a plea bargain in September 2008.

Mason was sentenced on February 5, 2009 in federal court in Lansing, Michigan. He received almost 22 years – the longest sentence of any Green Scare prisoner. An appeal for a reduction in his sentence was denied in 2010.

The Green Scare is the name given to the arrests of animal rights and environmental activists who have been charged with acts of economic sabotage. Federal authorities have sought lengthy sentences (often life in prison) and have publicly and legally labeled the activists as “terrorists” – despite the fact that no one has been killed or injured in any of the acts.

For more information / Other ways to support marius:

Marius is an artist and poet,there is also a pamphlet of his poetry titled Transformation: Poems of Becoming available via AK Press [USA]

Sean Swain
Sean Swain #A243205
OSP Youngstown
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd
Youngstown, OH 44505

Sean Swain is a hostage held by a lawless rogue-state calling itself “The State of Ohio.” He has been held without legal conviction or sentence since 1991 for the self-defence killing of a court official’s relative who broke into Sean’s home and threatened his life. In fall of 2012, prisoners calling themselves the Army of the 12 Monkeys (A12M) got rowdy at Mansfield Correctional, and the prison authorities assumed “that anarchist” Sean Swain must have been behind it and threw him in supermax isolation. Sean denies any involvement or affiliation with the A12M and is in the process of suing the ODRC for targeting him based exclusively on his ideology and political speech.

Sean is the only son of a retired auto worker and stay-home mom. He has renounced his high school diploma, his college degree, and his honourable discharge from the U.S. military. Before being taken hostage, Sean worked as a newspaper columnist and as a union organiser.

Sean is mounting his third run for Governor of Ohio in 2014. If elected, he promises to decommission the Ohio National Guard, empty Ohio’s prisons and turn them into squats, recognize Native American land rights as set forth by the Treaty of Greenville, arm the tribes with national guard weaponry, to include tanks and attack helicopters, refuse to sign any budget causing the government to shut down, and sign an Executive Order making it legal to assassinate him if he remains in office longer than 90 days.

Though innocent of any crime, and though he is held without legal conviction or sentence, Sean will only be liberated when the illegitimate power of the lawless rogue state holding him hostage is abolished once and for all.

The State started the war. Sean Swain intends to finish it.

To get up to date info about Sean, send an email to [email protected] and you’ll be added to his email notification list. Thank you!

For more information, visit:

His album, Burning Down: The Songs of Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain

is available at:

Michael Kimble
Michael Kimble #138017/G1-24A
William E. Donaldson Correctional
100 Warrior Ln
Bessemer, AL 35023

Michael Kimble is a black, gay anarchist serving a life sentence in Alabama for the murder of a white, homophobic, racist bigot.

During his first years of imprisonment, Michael embraced communism, but soon moved away from it and toward anarchy because, as he describes it “anarchism is not about building a hierarchical structure for liberation somewhere in the distant future, but about living your life, now, in a fashion that’s liberating.”

Michael has a long history of both individual and collective struggle against prison authority, and continues to engage in the fight against prison slave labor as part of the Free Alabama Movement.

You can learn more about Michael by visiting his support website:

A pamphlet of his writings is available via luddcore books:

Thomas Meyer-Falk
Thomas Meyer-Falk
c/o jva freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Str. 8
d 79104 Freiburg

Imprisoned since 1996 for a bank robbery done to fund political projects, he was sentenced to almost sixteen years. His sentence is now completed, but he is kept imprisoned indefinitely by a “preventative detention” law. He hopes to be released by 2023. Visit his support website to read more from Thomas:

Alfredo Cospito
Alfredo Cospito
C.C. di Terni
strada delle Campore 32
05100 Terni
Italia – Italy

Alfredo Cospito from Turin, Italy, was sentenced to ten years and 8 months for the shooting of Ansaldo Nuclear chief Roberto Adinolfi. Alongside 

Nicola Gai who is now free!

“We saw Adinolfi smiling slyly and playing the victim from television screens. We saw him lecturing against ‘terrorism’ in schools. But I wonder: what is terrorism? A gunshot, a searing pain, an open wound or the incessant, continuous threat of a slow death devouring you from inside?

The continuous incessant terror that one of their nuclear plants can vomit death and desolation upon us all of a sudden? Ansaldo Nucleare and Finmeccanica bear huge responsibilities. Their projects continue to sow death everywhere. Recently the rumour has spread of probable investments in the enlargement of the nuclear plant of Kryko, Slovenia, a high seismic risk area very close to Italy. In Cernavoda, Romania, several incidents have occurred since 2000, caused by Ansaldo’s stupidity during the construction of one of their plants. How many lives have been lost? How much blood shed? Technocrats of Anslado and Finmeccanica, all facile smiles and a ‘clean’ conscience: your ‘progress’ stinks of death, and the death you sow all over the world is shouting for revenge.” - Alfredo Cospito

For more information:

Anna Beniamino
Anna Beniamino
C.C. di Roma Rebibbia femminile
via Bartolo Longo 92
00156 Roma
Italia – Italy

Anna Beniamino is an anarchist sentenced to 17 years by the Italian state for allegedly taking part in five separate bombing attacks, and for promoting the FAI. Her sentence is part of the Scripta Manent case. The Fossano bombing in 2006 attacked a school for training Italy’s Carabinieri military-police officers. The Crocetta bombing in 2007 was aimed at the police, and took place in the Crocetta District in Turin. Three mail bombings in 2006 were sent to the then-mayor of Turin, the editor of the newspaper Torino Cronaca, and to a company involved in a prison built for detaining and deporting migrants. For more information:

Bill Dunne
Bill Dunne #10916-086
FCI Victorville Medium I
PO Box 3725
Adelanto, California 92301

Bill Dunne is an anti-authoritarian sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of comrades from Seattle’s King County Jail in 1979 and for attempting to break himself out of Leavenworth Penitentiary in 1983. Dunne was charged with possession of an automatic weapon, auto theft, and with aiding & abetting the escape. Charges further alleged the operation was financed by bank expropriations and facilitated by illegal acquisition of weapons and explosives. Bill and his co defendant, Larry Giddings, were accused by police of being “members of a small, heavily armed group of revolutionaries,” associated with the Wellspring Communion.

Dunne has made the rounds of the federal prison system with stints at the infamous Control Unit in Marion, Illinois; Atwater; and Big Sandy where he has assisted prisoners with political & academic education. Bill also organises solidarity runs in conjunction with the Anarchist Black Cross Federation’s “Running Down the Walls” 5K runs and has edited and written for 4 Struggle magazine.

Larry Giddings was paroled from federal prison in 2004. Bill went before the parole board in the winter of 2014, was rejected and given a 15 year ‘hit’ (meaning he cannot go back to the board for that time period).

Eric King 
Eric King #27090-045
P.O. Box 305
Jonesville, VA  24263

1- There is a page limit of 10 pieces of paper in each envelope
2- Only print on one side of the paper (Yeah, the BOP hates trees as well as people in prison).

Eric G. King, a vegan anarchist, was arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas City, MO in September 2014. Eric was being charged with throwing a hammer through a window of the building, followed by two lit Molotov cocktails. The criminal complaint states that both incendiary devices failed to ignite.

On March 3, 2016, he accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement to one count of using “explosive materials to commit arson of property used in or affecting interstate commerce.” The statutory minimum and maximum for this charge is 10 years. He will likely be sentenced in summer 2016 (check back often for the actual sentencing date once we have it). He will remain locked inside the private prison that he has been held hostage in since his arrest until he is sentenced, at which point he will be transferred into the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for the remainder of his sentence.

Eric was identified as a suspect by local police because he had previously come under suspicion for anti-government and anti-police graffiti. He is currently being held in the Corrections Corporation of America’s Leavenworth Detention Center.

Since his arrest and subsequent incarceration, he has been extremely isolated from his loved ones and has repeatedly been targeted by the guards, who have regularly put his safety in jeopardy. Eric was held in segregation for six months at one point and is often subjected to stints in “the hole” after the guards target him. Despite these struggles, he continues to maintain his good spirits and resolve to see this situation through to the end. He is also maintaining his dedication to struggling for a world free of domination and oppression. For more information:

Joaquín Garcia
Joaquin Garcia Chanks
Complejo Penitenciario Rancagua – Modulo 1
Calle La Gonzalina s/n
Rancagua, Region O’Higgins

Convicted for bombing a prison guard training facility in San Bernardo, Chile, along with his comrade Kevin Garrido. They both were arrested the day of the bombing, November 19, 2015, and were held in prison until September 2018, when the court sentenced Kevin to 17 years, and Joaquín to 13. On November 2nd, 2018, Kevin was murdered in prison by another prisoner.

In 2016, while awaiting sentence, Joaquín attacked the former boss of the intelligence police during the Pinochet dictatorship inside the prison they both were held in. For more information:

Jennifer Amelia Rose
Jennifer Amelia Rose #E-23852
Salinas Valley State Prison
P. O. Box 1050
Soledad, CA 93960-1050

Jennifer Amelia Rose (previously known as Jennifer Gann) 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. For more information:

Noah “Kado” Coffin
Noah Coffin #1795167
O.B. Ellis Unit
1697 FM 980
TX 77343

Noah “Kado” Coffin is an anarchist prison rebel serving a 15-year sentence at the Eastham Unit in Texas, much of which he’s spent in solitary confinement.

“The struggle rages on, the walls are torn down every day by the ones who choose to storm them. I am Comrade Kado and you will never be forgotten. Together we stand against the tyranny of oppression, repression, the bonds of conformity, and stand for the ones who cannot. My endeavour is toward building upon the strength of our existing connections and through my own efforts (made possible only by the selfless and beautiful supporters) I shall become what we, behind the walls are in much need of – a voice, such a voice and effort, that will paint itself upon the hearts and thoughts of the ones who hear that time or barriers would crumble away to nothing as we rise together in this fight. I’m a poet, artist, activist for human rights, who loves the earth and life and together we can overcome. Together we will succeed in all our efforts. Look and you will find me on the front. Your names upon my lips and your sacrifices, the motivation and drive within…

In Love and Rage, Kado”

For more information:

W.G. McConnell Unit
3001 Emily Drive
Texas 78102

[address outer envelope to Alvaro Hernandez, inside to Xinachtli]

Xinachtli (Nahuatl, meaning “seed”) is a community organiser from Texas. Police informants were used to monitor Xinachtli’s organising activities in the barrio. They were told Xinachtli was “typing legal papers,” “had many books” and was working on police brutality cases in Alpine.

The police knew of Xinachtli’s history of community-based organising and his legal skills. Xinachtli was recognized nationally and internationally as the national coordinator of the Ricardo Aldape Guerra Defense Committee, which led the struggle to free Mexican national Aldape Guerra from Texas’ death row after being framed by Houston police for allegedly killing a cop. Xinachtli’s human rights work was recognized in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico and other countries. He was sentenced in Odessa, Texas on June 2-9, 1997 to 50 years in prison for defending himself by disarming a police officer drawing a weapon on him. The trial evidence clearly showed Xinachtli was the victim of witch hunts and a police-orchestrated conspiracy to frame or eliminate him.

For more information:

Vangelis Stathopoulos
No address available 

Vangelis Stathopoulos is an anarchist and martial arts instructor who was sentenced to 19 years in April, 2021 for allegedly taking part in armed robbery of a Greek casino.

The robbery was claimed shortly after it happened in October 2019 by anarchist Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis, currently in hiding. Dimitris claims that he and one other person took part in the robbery, but that person was not Vangelis. Dimitris has been sentenced in absentia to 16 years in prison.

For more information:

Claudio Lavazza 
Claudio Lavazza
n. d’écrou : 11818
Centre Pénitentiaire de Mont-de-Marsan
Chemin de Pémégnan
BP 90629
40000 – Mont-de-Marsan

Claudio has spent his entire life in the underground anarchist struggle, taking part in armed attacks, expropriations, liberations of other combatants and in diffusing anarchist propaganda in many ways in Italy and elsewhere. He was arrested in 1996, in a bank robbery in Cordoba (Spain), during which two cops were shot dead. The comrade has a whole of 118 years prison sentence· 11 years for an armed occupation of the Italian consultant’s office in Malaga, in order to send a message of solidarity to the anarchists prosecuted for the “Marini” case in Italy, 77 years from Italian courts and 30 years from a court in France.

For more information:
[Claudio speaks Italian, Spanish and French]

Davide Delogu
Davide Delogu
Via Roma Verso Scampia 350
80144 Naples (NA)

An anarchist from Sardinia, convicted for 18 years for robbery and attempted murder. In 2011 made an unsuccessful attempt to run away from prison and had another case started because of it. On May 1, 2017 made another attempt to escape from prison, but failed again. He was put in isolation for half a year, and the anarchist went on hunger strike.

For more information:

Nikos Maziotis
Dikastiki Filaki Domokou
T.K.  35010

Nikos was sentenced to a 86 years’ imprisonment in absentia in the Revolutionary Struggle case. His sentence was merged into 50 years. However, the maximum prison term is 25 years (which are typically served either as a full sentence or by day wages in prisons, or after the completion of 3/5 of the prison term, when a prisoner can be granted conditional release under specific conditions).

Nikos was on the run for two years, was seriously wounded and arrested on July 16, 2014, after a shootout with cops in Monastiraki. For more information:

Belarusian Anarcho-Partisans

For more info:

Ihar Alinevich | Igor Olinevich

Ihar Alinevich
ul. Knizhnaya 1A

Ihar Alinevich is a Belarusian anarchist. Arrested on the night of 28-29 October 2020 close to Ukrainian border by Belarusian border guards together with Siarhei Ramanau, Dzmitry Rezanovich and Dzmitry Dubouski. Charged with terrorism and illegal possession of firearms. According to the prosecutors office he and his comrades organised several arson attacks in Soligorsk and Mozyr against state institutions.

On December 22, 2021 he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Igor was previously found guilty of participating in an attack on the Russian embassy in Minsk, an arson of the Belarusbank, the attack on the casino “Shangri La” and an anti-militarist manifestation near the General Staff headquarters, and served four years of an eight year sentence before being pardoned. 

During that time he wrote a book, available here:

Siargey Ramanau | Sergey Romanov
Siargey Ramanau
ul. Brestskaya
258 В. Baranovichi

Sergey Romanov is an anarchist from Gomel. Arrested on the night of 28-29 October 2020 close to Ukrainian border by Belarusian border guards together with Sergey Romanov, Dmitry Rezanovich and Igor Alinevich. Charged with terrorism and illegal possession of firearms. According to the prosecutors office he and his comrades organised several arson attacks in Soligorsk and Mozyr against state institutions. Right now he is held in a KGB Prison in Minsk.

Sergey previously spent 5 years in prison for carrying explosives, upon release, a case of violating the probation requirements.

On December 22, 2021 he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Birthday: 7 June

Dzmitry Dubousky | Dmitry Dubovski
Dzmitry Dubousky
SIZO-2, ul. Gagarina 2, Vitebsk 210026
Dmitry Nikolaevich Dubovski

Dmitry Dubovski is an anarchist from Soligorsk. Arrested on the night of 28-29 October 2020 close to Ukrainian border by Belarusian border guards together with Sergey Romanov, Dmitry Rezanovich and Igor Alinevich. Charged with terrorism and illegal possession of firearms. According to the prosecutors office he and his comrades organised several arson attacks in Soligorsk and Mozyr against state institutions. Right now is held in KGB Prison in Minsk.

Dmitry was on the run for 10 years, persecuted for direct actions in  2009-2010.

On December 22, 2021 he was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Birthday: 29.07.1986

Dzmitry Rezanovich | Dmitry Rezanovich
Dzmitry Rezanovich
ul. Brestskaya
258 В. Baranovichi

Dmitry Rezanovich is an anarchist from Gomel. Arrested on the night of 28-29 October 2020 close to Ukrainian border by Belarusian border guards together with Sergey Romanov, Dmitry Rezanovich and Ihar Alinevich. Charged with terrorism and illegal possession of firearms. According to the prosecutors office he and his comrades organised several arson attacks in Soligorsk and Mozyr against state institutions. Right now is held in KGB Prison in Minsk.

On December 22, 2021 he was sentenced to 19 years in prison.
Birthday: 12 November

Prisoner Support Collectives:


No Fixed Abode Anarchist Black Cross

Bristol Anarchist Black Cross

Brighton Anarchist Black Coss

Prisoner Solidarity Network

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committiee

Haven (Books To Prisoners)

Empty Cages Collective

London Anarchist Black Cross (now defunct) 


June 11th Website

Prisoner Solidarity

Anarchist Black Cross Federation

Anarchist Black Cross Gothenburg

Anarchist Black Cross Detroit

Belarus Anarchist Black Cross