SOLIDARITY WITH OTHER WATER PROTECTORS
Defendants and our families need long term, tangible support as well as the world to be informed of our struggles. Please visit these sites to gain more information about our other Water Protectors with federal charges and how to support.
Red Fawn Fallis:
Official website for the NoDAPL Federal/Political Prisoner Support Committee:
PLEASE WRITE WATER PROTECTOR POLITICAL PRISONERS CURRENTLY DOING TIME:
LITTLE FEATHER was released to Bureau of Prison halfway houses in ND July 16, 2019 after years of incarceration within ND jails and USP Hazelton federal prison. He transitioned out of the halfway house to surveillance on probation with family in New Mexico.
Little Feather had struggled with sobriety and mental health during his surveillance on probation. He was incarcerated at Cibola County Correctional Center during the COVID pandemic for several months waiting for placement at a treatment center. He was placed in a treatment center, but his situation and behavior has complicated any further advocacy. Public updates are pending indefinitely.
Little Feather in USP Hazelton (2018) incarcerated for his work as Akicita in the NoDAPL camps
DION ORTIZ was transferred to Bureau of Prison halfway house April 3, 2019 in New Mexico to serve time before transitioning to federal surveillance on probation. BUT THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES: Due to a petty nonviolent probation violation, he was incarcerated January 2021 during COVID, and was released in September. He and his family did not publicly share the jailhouse mailing address due to privacy concerns, and has yet to share a PO box address for support letters. Dion and his family are in dire need of financial support for housing and transportation needs. Please scroll down to find Dion's Venmo and Cash App for donations.
Dion with his mother, Christina Ortiz, after court in ND. (photo credit Santa Fe Chronicle)
RedFawn Janis (previously Fallis) was released to a federal halfway house September 9, 2020. She is now transitioning to federal surveillance on probation. Her ND PO Box address now needs updated, and will be shared for support letters in the near future.
No charges for the DAPL worker that fired his handgun around water protectors...(photo credit Free RedFawn fb page)
Please send love and support to our elder who was under federal surveillance on pretrial release AND probation for several years:
(Angry Bird, Akicita)
James White, Sunka Wakan Sica
PO Box 755
Ft Yates, ND 58538
Angry Bird at Turtle Hill, Lakota ancestral grave site Nov. 2016 (photo credit Sara van Gelder)
2022 RATTLER IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S SUPPORT!: supportericking.org ERIC KING IS AN ANTIFASCIST ANARCHIST POLITICAL PRISONER INCARCERATED FOR HIS ACTS OF SOLIDARITY DURING THE FERGUSON UPRISINGS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY IN 2014. HE WAS RECENTLY FOUND NOT GUILTY OF ASSAULT ON A FEDERAL OFFICER FROM ACTS OF SELF DEFENSE DURING HIS IMPRISONMENT IN 2018. A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER PULLED ERIC INTO A BROOM CLOSET, THREATENED AND BEAT HIM, THEN OFFICERS TORTURED ERIC FOR HOURS STRAPPED TO A CONCRETE BED. ERIC HAS ENDURED ALMOST 4 YEARS OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT LEADING UP TO HIS RECENT ACQUITTAL, AS WELL AS ILLEGAL BANS ON HIS COMMUNICATIONS AND VISITATIONS. HE IS NOW AT GRADY COUNTY JAIL TRANSFER CENTER IN OKLAHOMA, WHERE HE FACES PLACEMENT AT A MAXIMUM SECURITY FACILITY WITH WHITE SUPREMACIST GANGS THREATENING HIS SAFETY. ERIC IS ELIGIBLE FOR A MEDIUM OR LOW SECURITY PRISON, BUT BUREAU OF PRISONS HAS INCREASED HIS SECURITY LEVEL WITH A MANAGEMENT VARIABLE DUE TO A SANCTION HE RECEIVED FROM THE ACTS OF SELF DEFENSE IN 2018 HE WAS JUST ACQUITTED FOR IN A FEDERAL TRIAL, AS WELL AS SANCTIONS RECEIVED DURING HIS ILLEGAL, INDEFINITE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. HE IS DESIGNATED FOR MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON USP LEE, WHERE WHITE SUPREMACIST GANGS HAVE THREATENED ERIC'S SAFETY.
PLEASE USE THIS LINK (for smart phones and Mac computers) TO EMAIL A TEMPLATE DEMANDING ERIC'S MANAGEMENT VARIABLE OF HIS SECURITY LEVEL TO BE LOWERED, AND TO NOT BE IMPRISPONED WHERE THE BUREAU OF PRISONS KNOWS ERIC WILL BE TARGETED: https://tinyurl.com/HelpProtectEricsLife
HERE IS A LETTER/EMAIL TEMPLATE TO SEND ON ERIC'S BEHALF:
Designation & Sentence Computation Center
U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Complex
346 Marine Forces Dr.
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Mid-Atlantic BOP Regional Office
302 Sentinel Dr,
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
BOP National Office
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Virginia Senators to Contact:
231 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
PHONE: (202) 224-4024
Mark. R Warner
703 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
DRAFT MESSAGES / TEMPLATES:
Hello Senator _____,
I am writing about my friend who is a prisoner in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. His name is Eric King, inmate number 27090-045. He was recently found not guilty on all counts at a trial in the U.S. District of Colorado. Eric was moved from FCI Englewood and is currently being held in a private facility, Grady County Jail in Oklahoma. He has been told he is en route to USP Lee, a maximum security prison in Virginia.
I am writing because I believe Eric should not be sent to USP Lee, and would be in danger if he were sent there. He is scheduled to be released from prison in December 2023, and wants to avoid anything that would infringe on this release date.
There is an active threat against his life. A few years ago, before being sent to Colorado, Eric was held in the Segregation Unit at USP Lee for approximately two weeks. Before that, at USP Atlanta, a white supremacist gang member told him he would be killed at USP Lee if he was released into general population. This was documented at USP Lee.
It is imperative that Eric not be put in harm’s way. I am asking that you not send him into a situation that is so dangerous. The Bureau of Prisons knows this and there is established case law regarding the BOP sending someone into dangerous and life threatening scenarios. See Fitzharris v. Wolf, 702 F.2d 836, 839 (9th Cir. 1983); Gullatte v. Potts, 654 F.2d 1007, 1012-13 (5th Cir. 1981); Roba v. U.S., 604 F.2d 215, 218-19 (2d Cir. 1979).
Additionally, Eric is in this situation because of a bogus maximum management variable on his security profile. This has him erroneously being sent to a facility beyond his actual security level. He has no pending charges and no incident reports. He intends to be released to Colorado to live with his wife and his two children in just over a year. I ask that this management variable be removed so that he can be sent to a medium- or low-custody prison close to home and begin preparing for release.
I am afraid for my friend Eric’s life if he is sent to USP Lee and I am asking that you intervene with the Bureau of Prisons and ask them not to send Eric King into harm’s way by sending him to USP Lee.
Eric is represented by the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC): Lauren, Sara, and Sandy. They can be contacted at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com, respectfully. If you would like to give them a call please use the CLDC number: 541-687-9180. Please help my friend.
Moneygram and WalMart money transfers can also be an option for Rattler (Michael Markus) in Bismarck, ND, and for Dion Ortiz in NM. Both their legal names from their state/tribal IDs and the state and/or prison must be provided for them to receive donations.
Monegram may charge at least a $6.00 transfer fee.
Online Moneygram transfer: https://www.moneygram.com/mgo/us/en/send/how-to-send-money
In-person Moneygram transfer: https://www.moneygram.com/us/en/how-to-send-money/send-money-in-person
Walmart may charge at least a $4.50 transfer fee to send funds from one WalMart to another WalMart. These transfers can only be done in person at a local WalMart, or through the WalMart app.
Online WalMart transfers use Moneygram for pick up/transfer: https://www.moneygram.com/walmart/us/en/
These are their own Paypal links to provide financial support for their commissary in prison and/or jail, halfway house fees, aid while transitioning to federal surveillance on probation, aid to our support committees run by the defendants and their families, and aid for family that will visit our loved ones doing time, send packages to them, engage in advocacy work on their behalf and other cares needing tended to while incarcerated and while under federal surveillance in halfway houses/on probation.
Little Feather and Family:
Dion Ortiz and Family:
Cash app (this is their most reliable option for receiving funds): $OrtizDion96 and $missrissancc
Red Fawn and support committee:
Angry Bird (Jimmy White/Sunka Wakan Sica) got time served and probation, but is in need of financial support while being under federal surveillance and continuing his do work to support Lakota youth on the reservation. Please donate to his family/Tiospaye's paypal here:
Please call (308)360-3281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to support Angry Bird's horse relay team, Bad Nation Relay!
Their facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/BadNationIndianRelay/
Project FANG fundraises to support family visitation for Water Protectors, Land Liberators, and Animal Defenders incarcerated for their work. PLEASE DONATE as they tangibly supported our family and other freedom fighters to receive visits in prison: https://itsgoingdown.org/help-project-fang-support-climate-eco-and-animal-liberation-prisoners/
"Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners" 2020 Calendar features art for Rattler, updates on Little Feather and updates on Dion Ortiz. Funds are raised to support Political Prisoners in lock up to share their art with us on the outside, and inform the public of their work/incarceration. Historic dates of freedom fighting are included for each month. https://www.certaindays.org/
John Chao, a photographer at the NoDAPL Oceti Sakowin camp during the winter of 2016, has agreed to sell posters of Oceti/Sicangu camp to help raise funds for Dion's, Rattler's, Little Feather's, and RedFawn's prison commissary/incarceration in halfway houses/while under surveillance on probation. The fundraising lasts indefinitely! Please look at these beautiful posters on discount:
COLLECTIVE Political Prisoners Fundraiser (ENDED MARCH 2020)
You can choose to donate to the federally sentenced NoDAPL Political Prisoners simultaneously by contributing to this collective Paypal link. Currently, Red Fawn, Rattler, Little Feather and Angry Bird have particular circumstances in need of fundraising: RedWood Justice Fund: Support NoDAPL Political Prisoners