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Support ALF prisoner Joshua Demmitt

Joshua Demmitt is an 18-year-old animal rights activist recently sentenced to 2.5 years in federal prison for his alleged involvement in an illegal direct action at BYU - Provo Utah.
Joshua Demmitt-ALF Prisoner
Joshua Demmitt-ALF Prisoner
Support Imprisoned Activist Josh Demmitt

Joshua Demmitt is an 18-year-old animal rights activist recently sentenced to 2.5 years in federal prison for his alleged involvement in an illegal direct action at BYU - Provo Utah. In these alleged actions animals were freed from abuse and property left damaged. Josh has shown the greatest integrity and courage throughout this ordeal. Leaving court he was quoted as saying I'm going to support the cause until the day I die. As a community of conscience it is imperative that we support Josh through his prison stay.

Take just five minutes to do a couple important things to support Josh: 1) Write him a letter.

Prison is a lonely place, and Josh needs know there is a large community of supporters wishing him well, and waiting for his return. A simple card, letter, or even just a brief note of support means a lot to a prisoner kept from his or her friends and family. Remember that all prison mail is read by the authorities, so think before you write. Mail to prison facilities must always include a return address and the full name of the sender. Write to Josh at:

Josh Demmitt #12314-081
Federal Prison Camp Sheridan
P.O. Box 6000
Sheridan, OR 97378
2) Send a donation to The Josh Demmitt Support Group

Prisoners earn less than 25 cents an hour and have very limited access to the resources that we have on the outside. This means that it's up to us to make sure that Josh receives everything he can to make his stay in prison a little easier. Although checks may also be sent directly to the prison, Josh's personal prison account can be used only for the limited purchases he can make as an inmate. The Josh Demmitt Support Group has formed and is currently raising money to fund the next two and a half years of prison support for Josh. We will be helping to cover Josh's legal expenses should there be any, the cost of postage and telephone calls, travel expenses for prison visits, reading material for Josh, his commissary fund for the purchase of vegan food, and whatever other needs might arise. Josh has spent countless hours working for the animals - thank him by sending a couple hour's worth of your work to:

The Josh Demmitt Support Group
c/o The Animal Defense League
PO Box 1587
Huntingdon, NY 11743


Make checks payable to: The Josh Demmit Support Group

Alternately, send a money order made out to Josh Demmitt (personal checks are not accepted by the prison) to:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Joshua Demmitt #12314-081
P.O. Box 474701
Des Moines, IA 50947-0001


3) Check the Josh Demmitt Support Group Website

Visit http://www.supportjosh.org for current news about Josh, information about his case and animal testing, and more ways to support him and other prisoners. ***Email bpersky@defendanimals.org with any questions***

4) Don't forget about other political prisoners!

Check out http://www.directaction.info for more information on current animal liberation prisoners, and http://www.shac7.org for information on The SHAC 7. Also,
Break the Chains http://www.breakthechains.net
SpiritofFreedom http://www.spiritoffreedom.org.uk
Jericho NYC http://jerichony.org
Friends of Jeff Luers http://www.freefreenow.org

homepage: homepage: http://www.supportjosh.org