Carrie Feldman


Carrie Feldman

* Carrie was released on March 18th, 2010 *

Personal Background

Carrie Feldman is 20 years old, and has worked with a variety of projects in the Twin Cities, including Coldsnap Legal Collective, EWOK!, and the Jack Pine Community Center. A former student of the College of St. Catherine, Carrie is currently taking a year off from school and spends her time traveling, doing personal care assistant work for her grandma, and working on activist projects.

Legal Case

Carrie was subpoenaed to a federal grand jury in Iowa investigating 2004 break-in at the University of Iowa’s Psychology Department, removing lab rats and mice and vandalizing computers.

The government gave no public reason for believing that she or her co-defendant Scott Demuth had any information. Both appeared before the grand jury but refused on principle to testify, and each publicly denounced the process as a star chamber which utilizes secret evidence and deprives witnesses of their right to counsel and other basic constitutional protections.

Carrie is still being held on civil contempt of court, even though she never actually disobeyed the court’s orders.  At the contempt hearing, Feldman’s lawyer put her father on the stand to testify that incarcerating her would be harmful to his ailing mother-in-law whom Feldman looks after. The prosecutor pounced on this opportunity to interrogate her father irrelevantly about whether his daughter is an anarchist, rather than concern himself with the legal issues at hand. [1]

On 11/19, Scott’s civil contempt was dropped and he was indicted for conspiracy under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Scott was released on 11/30 pending trial.

Life in Prison

Carrie has been shipped around several different jails, oftentimes with little to no notice.  As of February 2010 she was being held in 23 hour lockdown, with visits restricted only to immediate family.


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4 Responses

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