Shamar Betts

From Shamar’s support site: “Shamar Betts is a talented young man who once had a bright future ahead of him. After the devastating loss of his mother at age 12, he encountered many more challenges in his life. It was as if the deck was stacked against him. Nevertheless, he persisted in obtaining his high school diploma, living mostly on his own, and secured his first job working with children as a camp counselor in Urbana, Illinois.

In direct reaction to George Floyd’s murder, Shamar made the most fateful decision of his young life: he put up a flyer on Facebook calling for people to rise up against police violence towards the black community. At the time, he had no idea the impact this post would have on his young life. Turns out, his post was shared hundreds of times, and on May 31, 2020, several hundred people gathered at the Marketplace Mall in Champaign, Illinois. Dozens of businesses were damaged, totaling almost $2.5 million. Yet there were only a few minor injuries caused that day, and no law enforcement officers were harmed. 

Shortly after the events on May 31, 2020, 19-year-old Shamar was arrested pursuant to a federal warrant and placed in jail. He has been there since that day.”

Shamar Betts 22080-043
FCI Hazelton
Federal Correctional Institution 
P.O. BOX 5000
Bruceton Mills, WV  26525
  • Projected release date 08/22/2023

Diego Vargas

In June 2021 Diego plead guilty at the federal level to one count of maliciously attempting to damage and destroy a building by means of an explosive device from an event on June 1, 2020 in Naperville, IL. Diego’s birthday is May 26th

Please write Diego here:

Diego Vargas 55070-424
FCI Allenwood Medium
Federal Correctional Institution 
PO Box 2000
White Deer, PA 17887
  • Projected release date 12/30/2024

Adam Walton

Adam was sentenced to 3.5 years in federal prison for actions that occurred during unrest on the South Side of Chicago in the very beginning of the George Floyd Uprising. At the time of his sentencing his was one of the harshest that had been handed down. He plead guilty to the charges in September of last year.

Adam Walton 55322-424 
FCI Forrest City Medium
Po Box 3000
Forest City, AR 72336
  • Projected release date 01/30/2024