Imprisoned

Marina Cugnaschi

More than 23 people were arrested by the Carabinieri of the ROS (Reparti Operativi Speciale -- a special-operations investigative corps of the Carabinieri, a body of military police that is equivalent to the National Guard) and the DIGOS police (Dipartimento Investigazioni Generali Operazioni Speciali; an investigative police corps connected with the Ministry of the Interior) during a series of 40 home raids on the night of December 4, 2002.

Oso Blanco (Byron Chubbuck)

Oso Blanco is an indigenous activist originally serving 80 years in prison for a series of bank expropriations throughout the southwest in 1998-1999. In 2016, 25 years were taken off his sentence when he won his Johnson v. U.S. appeal. He is part of the wolf clan Cherokee/Choctaw, raised in New Mexico. His indigenous name is Oso Blanco or Yona Unega in Cherokee.

Abdul Aziz (Warren Ballantine)

Abdul is one of the Virgin Island 3 serving 8 consecutive life sentences after being tortured into a false confession then wrongly imprisoned. He was 23 at the time of his arrest in 1972. Now in his 60s, he has several chronic health issues that are difficult to treat inside prison including advanced cardiac disease.

Donations

Stamp donations of up to 20 stamps can be sent with letters.
 

His ID# that must appear on the envelope if writing a letter is #16-047.

For Commissary donations, his number is #516-1422.

Alfredo Cospito

Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai were arrested on September 14th, 2012 and accused of shooting Ansaldo Nucleare manager and Finmeccanica affiliate, Roberto Adinolfi, in the knees – an action carried out by Olga nucleus FAI/FRI in May 2012. In May 2015, their sentences were reduced, Alfredo’s to 9 years and 5 months in prison, Nicola’s to 8 years and 8 months.

Second Case (Scripta Manent)

Fran Thompson

Serving life plus 10 years for killing a man who broke into her home in self-defense. Before her imprisonment, Fran was an eco, animal & anti-nuke campaigner and it is believed this biased the court against her preventing her from entering a self-defense plea.

Fred “Muhammad” Burton

Fred is one of the Philly 5 a group of men accused of an alleged attack on a police unit that left one officer killed. The case stems from a highly racially charged period in Philadelphia history while the imfamous Frank Rizzo served as Police Commissioner. 

Personal Background

Prior to his incarceration, Fred worked for a phone company, was a well-respected member of his community and his wife was preparing to have twins, his third and fourth child.

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