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Support the Auburn Arrestees (part 2)

1) Lauren Weiner
2) Request Vegan Meals for the Prisoners
3) Request Better Treatment for the Prisoners
4) Write a Letter
5) Send a Book
6) Hold a fundraiser for Zachary Jenson
7) Jail Correspondence Rules
8) Prisoner's Addresses
January 28 Alert Part 2 (Support Info)
Support the Auburn Arrestees!
Sacramento Prisoner Support
sacprisonersupport[at]riseup[dot]net

Contents
1) Lauren Weiner
2) Request Vegan Meals for the Prisoners
3) Request Better Treatment for the Prisoners
4) Write a Letter
5) Send a Book
6) Hold a fundraiser for Zachary Jenson
7) Jail Correspondence Rules
8) Prisoner's Addresses
For information on the legal proceedings, please see January 28 Alert Part 1 (Case Updates)

1) LAUREN WEINER - Lauren was granted bail on January 26, (see case updates alert). THIS DOES NOT MEAN SHE IS OUT OF JAIL YET. She is awaiting the completion of paperwork and another court appearance. As of right now it is also not clear if the US Attorney will appeal the decision. It is also unclear when she will be released, and what the conditions of her release will be. Due to these circumstances, we have no way of knowing if letters or books sent now will reach her. In addition, we have not been in contact with her except for our initial visit with her shortly after her arrest, and at this time it is unclear what kind of support she wants, if any.

2) REQUEST VEGAN/VEGETARIAN MEALS FOR THE PRISONERS - Both Zachary Jenson and Eric McDavid have not been receiving meals they can eat. Eric is vegan and Zachary is vegetarian. Please contact the jail, its commander, and the sheriff and politely but firmly request they be given meals they can eat. Be sure to include their x-reference numbers so there is no confusion.

Sacramento County Main Jail
651 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.874.6752
916.874.8984 fax

Sheriff Lou Blanas
916.874.7146
916.874.5332 fax
 sheriff@sacsheriff.com

Jail Commander Mark Iwasa
 iwasam@sacsheriff.com


3) REQUEST THAT THEIR TREATMENT IMPROVES - Zachary and Eric are in total separation. They are currently allowed only one shower per week, one hour of exercise per week, and one visit to the commissary per week. Please contact the abovementioned people to politely but firmly request Zachary and Eric's treatment improves

4) WRITE A LETTER - As you can imagine, there is very little contact with the outside world for prisoners. Please send letters of support. They would love to hear from everyone. When writing to the prisoners, please do not discuss their cases at all. Use their proper names and refrain from discussing issues related to their charges. Remember, all mail is opened and read by the government and can be used in court. Any mail addressed improperly will not be delivered. Mailing instructions are below. Please follow them carefully or the prisoners will not receive what you send them. PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE CORRESPONDENCE GUIDELINES BELOW!

5) SEND A BOOK - Zachary and Eric have both supplied us with a list of book titles, authors, and topics. Please do not send them literature related to the nature of their charges.
We encourage everyone to send books from the list through publishers or online distributors such as Barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com (although we've had much better luck with getting books from Barnes and Noble into the Sacramento County Main Jail than we have with Amazon). Again, be sure to follow the correspondence guidelines provided by the jail. Please contact us and let us know which books you are planning to send so they don't get the same books twice.

Zachary's Requests
-Thick Sci-Fi books
-Tom Robbins Books
-Books on Transcendental Meditation
-Books of personal travel experiences (in the vein of "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac)

Eric's Requests
-Books by Mumia Abu Jamal
-George Jackson "Soledad Brother"
-Assata Shakur "Assata"
-Books by Henry Miller

6) HOLD A FUNDRAISER FOR ZACHARY JENSON - We are currently raising money for Zachary's commissary account, to send him books, and the possibility of legal expenses. If you would like to hold a fundraiser in your town or make a donation, please email us.

7) SACRAMENTO COUNTY MAIN JAIL RULES FOR CORRESPONDENCE -
Instructions from  http://www.sacsheriff.com on correspondence with inmates:
Inmate Mail and Correspondence Information
Correspondence:
ALL correspondence, including money orders, must have a return name and address and be addressed in the following manner:

Inmate's Name, X-Reference number, Housing Location
Sacramento County Main Jail
651 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Example:
Doe, John X-1234567 6W303
Sacramento County Main Jail
651 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Books, Newspapers and subscriptions:
Due to the large population of inmates in custody, you must include the inmate's reference number and housing location on all items mailed to the Main Jail. The Jail will not accept books, newspapers or magazines mailed from a book store or an individual. Books, newspapers and magazines will ONLY be accepted directly from the publisher or through online services (Amazon, Barnes and Noble... .etc.) on behalf of the inmate. Any material that appears to be obscene or tends to incite murder, arson, riot, racism or otherwise compromises the security of the facility will not be accepted.

The following is a sample of unacceptable items which will be returned to the sender:
Stationery/Stamps
Polaroid Pictures
Photos larger than a standard 35mm size (4x6)
Stickers on the inside or outside of the envelope/letter
Any items not listed which may compromise the security of the facility
ALL unacceptable or improperly addressed inmate mail will be returned to sender.

8) PRISONERS' ADDRESSES

WEINER, LAUREN X-4198634 7W419
Sacramento County Main Jail
651 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

MCDAVID, ERIC X-2972521 4W114A
Sacramento County Main Jail
651 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

JENSON, ZACHARY X-4198632 7E213A
Sacramento County Main Jail
651 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814