Folks in Prison for Nonviolent Resistance to S.O.A.-write’em a letter!

More background on the School of the Americas/Assassins

*More background on the SOAW 11 prisoners

*You can write direct to the prison (must use the prison numbers listed)
c/-SOA Watch,
PO Box 4566,
Washington, DC 20017
(letters will be redirected in case of prison move or release!)

Last week, nine of the School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) 11 reported to federal prison today to serve sentences ranging from 30-90 days for their nonviolent witness in opposition to the SOA/WHINSEC. The SOAW 11 were sentenced in federal court on January 28, 2008 carrying the protest to close the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC) onto the Fort Benning Military Reservation, publicly defying the laws which prevent political speech on military bases and making a bold call for justice and accountability.

Joan Anderson, Ozone Bhaguan, LeAnne Clausen, Ed Lewinson, Chris Lieberman, Tiel Rainelli, Gus Roddy, Stephen Schwietzer and Michelle Yipe will be reporting to federal prison throughout today. Diane Lopez-Hughes decided to self report following her trial and was released on March 11, 2008 after serving 45 days in Muscogee County Jail. Art Landis, of Perkasie, PA, is expected to report on April 10th.

We ask that you keep the SOAW 11 in your thoughts, honor them by taking part in the April Fast to close the SOA/WHINSEC and send them words of encouragement and friendship to the addresses listed below:

–> Tips on writing to Prisoners –


Joan C. Anderson #93649-020 – (30 Days)
FDC SeaTac
Federal Detention Center
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198

Ozone Bhaguan #92123-020 – (90 days)
FPC Duluth
Federal Prison Camp
P.O. Box 1000
Duluth, MN 55814

McHenry County Jail
LeAnne Clausen – (30 days)
2200 N. Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

Edwin R. Lewinson #92126-020 – (90 days)
FCI Elkton
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 10
Lisbon, Ohio 44432

Chris Lieberman #93645-020 – (60 days)
FCI La Tuna
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 3000
Anthony, TX 88021

Teri L. Rainelli #93552-020 – (90 days)
USP Hazelton
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2000
Bruceton Mills, WV 26525

McHenry County Jail
Augustine Roddy – (30 days)
2200 N. Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

Stephen P. Schweitzer #93647-020 – (60 days)
MDC Brooklyn
Metropolitan Detention Center
P.O. Box 329002
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Carna A. Yipe – (30 days)
Sedgwick County Jail
141 W. Elm St.
Wichita, KS 67203


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