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Desmond is 20 years old and originally from Anchorage, AK. In 2020 he lost his 16 year old younger brother to a police murder in Alaska. In late august 2020, Desmond was arrested at a demonstration at the East Precinct in Seattle’s capitol hill neighborhood. In January he pled guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison. Desmond was new to the Seattle are when his arrest occurred and wasn’t able to make many friends before he ended up in federal custody. He wants to make connections with people that are also committed to social justice the fight for Black lives.
Desmond David-Pitts 49970-086 FCI Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution P.O. BOX 5000 Sheridan, OR 97378
- Send Desmond a birthday card on October 27!
- Projected Release Date: 01/26/2022*
In July 2020, Isaiah was arrested and charged at the federal level with one count of arson, stemming from a fire at the SPD East Precinct. In June 2021he pled to one count of conspiracy to commit arson. He has been in federal custody since the summer of 2020.
Isaiah Willoughby 49960-086 FDC SeaTac Federal Detention Center PO Box 13900 Seattle, WA 98198
Kelly was arrested in September 2020 and accused of throwing 2 molotov cocktails at SPD cars during the may 30th 2020 demo in downtown Seattle. On Jan 6th, 2021 Kelly pled guilty to two counts of a possession of a destructive device. He was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison with another 3 years of supervised release after.
Kelly Jackson 50288-086 FCI Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution P.O. BOX 5000 Sheridan, OR 97378
- Projected Release Date: 03/12/2024*
In March of 2021 Tyre Means plead guilty to one count of arson and one count of possession of a stolen firearm. His charges stemmed from the May 30th, 2020 protests in downtown Seattle. At his sentencing Tyre was given a 5 year federal sentence. At his sentencing hearing, Tyre told the judge “the days of just rolling over to police brutality are over.” He likes to read and write, make poetry and rhymes and he says “this time that I am away from my family friends and loved ones is only making me stronger as a man. I have no regrets.”
Tyre Means 49981-086 USP Beaumont US Penitentiary PO Box 26030 Beaumont, TX 77720
- Projected Release Date: 01/16/2025
From the Minnesota Uprising Arrestee Support site: “My name is Montez Lee. I am a 25 year old African American male from Rochester, MN. I am a father to two kids. I am being charged by the federal government on the charges of 1st degree arson. On May 28th, I decided to go to Minneapolis and protest with my community. I have faced injustices from local police departments myself and have been subjected to racism. I wanted to be a part of something bigger. I wanted to show my kids and peers that you fight for what you believe in. I’m sick of seeing people of color murdered by the same people sworn to serve and protect. I’m tired of people turning a blind eye to what’s going on in this country. I am accused of burning down max it pawn on lake street. I did not burn that building nor did I loot or take anything that didn’t belong to me. I went to make my voice heard and my presence known. I am currently being held at the Washington county jail. Though I’ve been here for months fighting this case, I will not let it break my spirit or make me forget my principles. I stand with my community and my people. Until there is change and we are treated as equals, we will fight. No justice means no peace.”
Montez Lee Sherburne County Jail 13880 Business Center Dr. NW Suite 200 Elk River, MN 55330-1692
From the Minnesota Uprising Arrestee Support site: My name is Matthew White, I am 32 years old and a father of 4 boys. I am an enrolled member of a MN Chippewa tribe and was born and raised in the St. Paul Midway. I am not an out of town white man who come to destroy ethnic neighborhoods as the media has been portrayed me to be.
Upon my federal arrest for arson in the wake of the George Floyd protests I was a union carpenter. Previous to that I was a resident manager at the Salvation Army Treatment Center a position I obtained after completing the program myself, this is where I met George Floyd while doing community outreach. During my time at the Salvation Army I got interested and involved in advocating for others. In my free time I dabbled in art and am a graffiti artist.
I headed out that day with the intention of adding my voice to hundreds of others to call for change and spread a little loving artwork for George and now I am facing up to 20 years in federal prison and because of my past record I will realistically be sentenced to 10 years. My oldest children most likely will be adults or pretty near by the time I am released.
Any support and correspondence is much loved and appreciated. I have sentencing in March and am hoping to gather as large of crowd as I can for support in the courtroom.
Thank you all.
Matthew White 21434-041 USP McCreary U.S. Penitentiary P.O. BOX 3000 Pine Knot, KY 42635
- Projected Release Date: 10/23/2025*
José Felan Sherburne County Jail 13880 Business Center Dr. NW Suite 200 Elk River, MN 55330-1692
Matthew Rupert grew up in Galesburg Illinois with his loving parents Linda and Michael, his oldest sister Kristy, Middle sister Kari, youngest sister Karen, and brother Christopher. His father became sick when Matthew was young. Michael had several medical conditions including bipolar disorder, manic depression, and had suffered several strokes. He passed away December 6, 2012 leaving Linda a widow.
Sherburne County Jail
13880 Business Center Dr. NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1692
From Lore’s support site: “A notorious Trump lackey targeted Lore in June 2020 to be a scapegoat for the demonstrations that empowered Philadelphians against constant police brutality. The federal government captured and tortured Lore to scare Philadelphians into complicity with state violence. They threaten to keep her in dungeon-like conditions for the rest of her life without the right to defend herself.
Lore has been tortured with weeks-long solitary confinement and denied treatment for COVID-19. She and her family are the regular targets of death and violence threats from allies of the Philadelphia Police Department and the followers of right-wing influencers. Still, Lore has become a vital source for health information and care to the women hidden in the Bureau of Prisons’ Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia.”
Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal 70002-066 FDC Philadelphia PO BOX 562 Philadelphia, PA 19105
From the Atlanta Anti-Repression Committee: “Ellie Brett is currently being held without bond at Robert A Deyton Detention Facility. He was arrested on November 2nd, in an inter-agency raid along with two others, John Wade and Vida Jones. They face charges related to a string of arson’s against government property and police cruisers.“
Ellie Brett 14822509 Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility PO BOX 730 Lovejoy, GA 30250
From the Atlanta Anti-Repression Committee: “John B. Wade is a Black Atlanta activist facing charges related to the George Floyd Rebellion in the Summer of 2020. He was arrested on November 2nd, in an inter-agency raid along with two others, Vida Jones and Ellie Brett. They face charges related to a string of arsons against government property and police cruisers. Wade has been repeatedly harassed by law enforcement since the beginning of the mass rebellion. He currently faces charges for his alleged participation in the vandalism and burning of the former Wendy’s restaurant on University Avenue following the murder of Rayshard Brooks. Brooks was killed by Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe, who was indicted for murder following the burning of the Wendy’s — outside of which Rayshard was murdered — and clashes between police and protesters. Without the determined acts of large crowds following the killing of Brooks, it is unlikely that Rolfe would have been indicted on charges at all.“
John Wade 14762509 Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility PO BOX 730 Lovejoy, GA 30250
Alvin Joseph (POSTCARDS ONLY)
Alvin Joseph 99529156
Gwinnett Co Jail
2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Develcho Waller was arrested and charged with Conspiracy and Arson along with Judah Bailey, Jesse Smallwood, Bruce Thompson, and Dashun Martin for allegedly setting fire to a Gainesville, GA police patrol car on June 2, 2020.
Develcho Waller 73223019
P.O. Box 150160
Atlanta, GA 30315
- Projected Release Date: 11/27/2021*
Judah Bailey was arrested and charged with Conspiracy and Arson along with Develcho Waller, Jesse Smallwood, Bruce Thompson, and Dashun Martin for allegedly setting fire to a Gainesville, GA police patrol car on June 2, 2020.
Judah Bailey 73219019
FCI Coleman Medium
Federal Correction Institution
P.O. Box 1032
Coleman, FL 33521
- Projected release date: 11/27/2021*
Dashun Martin 73222019
Joseph Jett (POSTCARDS ONLY)
Joseph Jett 1910905
Clayton County Jail
9157 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30250
Read David’s piece “This Land” here posted by Mongoose Distro.
David Elmakayes 77782-066 FDC Philadelphia PO BOX 562 Philadelphia, PA 19105
Christopher West 161218 Allegheny County Jail 950 Second Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Andrew Augustyniak-Duncan 176417 Allegheny County Jail 950 2nd Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Lavier Pounds 194234 Allegheny County Jail 950 2nd Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Andrew Garcia-Smith 02324-509
PO Box 340
Salters, SC 29590
- Projected Release Date: 11/23/2022*
Colin and Urooj are two lawyers from New York who were arrested on the first night of the uprising in Brooklyn and accused of throwing a molotov cocktail at an empty NYPD van. After over a year of fighting a slew of federal charges that together carried a mandatory minimum of 45 years in prison and a possible life sentence, they each took non-cooperating pleas to one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device which carries a sentence up to 10 years. Prosecutors have indicated that they seek to apply a “terrorism” sentencing enhancement against Colin and Urooj, which would make it much more likely that they are sentenced to the full 10 years. Their sentencing is scheduled for February 8, 2022. **Colin and Urooj are not currently in custody.**
From Ant’s support page: “Anthony Smith is a respected educator, a standout organizer, a powerful leader, and a beloved community member with a passion for making sure everyone around him is protected and thriving. As a high school social studies teacher in North Philadelphia, he is known for the genuine connections he builds with his students inside and outside the classroom. He is an organizer and volunteer with multiple organizations throughout Philadelphia, and is a fixture at 60th and Market each Friday, where he serves free food to the community with Food Not Bombs Solidarity. His coworkers, students, colleagues, and fellow organizers praise him as an empathetic and reliable peacemaker who always advocates for underrepresented and disenfranchised community members.
“On October 26th, 2020, Anthony was arrested and taken from his home by federal officers based on his alleged involvement in the arson of a police vehicle during a Black Lives Matter protest in May, 2020. If convicted, he will face a mandatory minimum of 7 years in prison… Anthony was released pre trial and is on a location monitoring program while his case is pending.” Follow @FreeAntPHL on Twitter and Instagram. **Ant is not currently in custody.**
*Please note that all projected release dates are taken from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator page. Our experience is that these dates can change based on a variety of circumstances. We recommend contacting the prisoner or their lawyer about release dates before relying on the information here or from the BOP.