Scott DeMuth released!

From the Scott and Carrie Support Committee:

We’re excited to let you all know that Scott was released earlier today and is on a bus heading back home to Minneapolis! His prison sentence is now complete and he’s excited to be coming home. While he still has a year of supervised release ahead of him, he’ll once again be with his family, friends, comrades, and loved ones here in the Twin Cities.

We’d also like to thank all of you for the tremendous amount of support you’ve shown him and Carrie Feldman from the beginning of this ordeal, when Carrie was subpoenaed to the grand jury in Davenport, IA in late 2009. Since then, you’ve supported both Carrie and Scott while they were in jail or prison, helped us raise the much-needed funds for their legal defenses, helped spread the word about their cases and other Green Scare cases, and shown the power of our solidarity in the face of state repression.

Scott no longer needs the same kinds of support he needed while he was in prison, but there are plenty of other political prisoners and prisoners of war who need our support. We encourage everyone to reach out to other prisoners to help them through their ordeals. If you’re around the Twin Cities this weekend, we also invite you to a welcome-home gathering for Scott:

* When: Sunday, Aug. 31st, 2pm-??
* Where: Lake Calhoun, south beach
* What: Swimming, potluck, fun!

If you’re not in the area and would like to send Scott some letters of support for his transition back home, you can send them to:

Scott DeMuth
c/o Coldsnap Legal Collective
P.O. Box 50514
Mpls, MN 55405

With love and solidarity,

the Scott and Carrie Support Committe (SCSC)
http://davenportgrandjury.wordpress.com

Scott DeMuth Lands in Michigan, Ready for Mail

May 12 – Scott DeMuth has been moved yet again, to the minimum security federal prison in Milan, MI. We think this is likely to be where he’ll be for a while, possibly until his release date of July 30. Please send him some mail; he could use the support, especially after all of this being moved around! If you wrote him a letter at one of his previous locations and it got sent back to you, feel free to resend it or just send him a new one.

His new address for letters, books and magazine subscriptions is:

Scott DeMuth, Register #11246-030
FCI Milan
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Milan, MI 48160

If you would like to send a letter, use the address and register number above. You must include a return address on the envelope. Remember that all letters are opened and inspected – your letter will be read by prison officials, so be smart about what you say.

Books must be sent through the US Postal Service. New books can be sent directly from the publisher or an online bookstore. Scott can also get used paperback books and magazines at his new place! To send a used book or magazine, enclose it in a manila envelope marked “Prison Approved Material: 1 book” (or whatever is enclosed).

Scott put together a shiny new book list, and we put it up here: http://davenportgrandjury.wordpress.com/book-list/

Books and magazine subscriptions must be addressed using Scott’s full information above, including the inmate number. The Bureau of Prisons website notes that publications should not be “detrimental to the security, discipline, or good order of the institution, or facilitate criminal activity.” And you know how important all of that is!

Thanks for all of your support, everybody. We and Scott appreciate it so!

In solidarity,
the Scott and Carrie Support Committee (SCSC)

For more background on Scott and his case, visit http://davenportgrandjury.wordpress.com.

Scott DeMuth moved again.. to be moved, again.

Scott DeMuthWe just got word that Scott’s been moved to a county jail in Oklahoma–for the moment.

They dragged him out of bed at 5:30 this morning (May 5), stuck him on a plane and flew him down there. They say he should be there anywhere from a day to three weeks, on his way to a minimum security facility in Michigan.

His new address is:

Scott DeMuth Reg # 11246-030
Grady County Detention Center
215 N 3rd St
Chickasha, OK 73018

It would be great if people could write to him soon, since he won’t have access to anything to read for a little while. At least for now, he doesn’t want any books sent his way as he doesn’t think he’ll have time to read them.

While he is allowed commissary, he’s not allowed to access it–any commissary he had in his account should transfer when he gets to the prison, but in the meantime, his mother will be purchasing his commissary items for him online.

Thanks so much for your ongoing support, and keep your eyes out for further updates! We will put out his new address and any other news just as soon as we know it.

In solidarity,
Scott and Carrie Support Committee

Scott DeMuth transferred

ScottScott has been moved to a transitional facility in Leavenworth, Kansas. This is apparently a private facility and not connected to the Prisons at Leavenworth; those facilities have no record of him at this time. He is likely to be moved at least one more time before the end of his term; please update your mailing addresses accordingly, resend any mail that was recently sent and returned, and keep an eye out for further updates from us.
Scott’s new mailing address is as follows:

Scott DeMuth #11246-030
c/o Leavenworth Detention Center
100 Highway Terrace
Leavenworth, KS 66048
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Send Scott DeMuth a Letter!

Grand Jury resister Scott DeMuth is in temporary housing at the Polk County Jail, which means he probably won’t have access to the library there and people can’t send him books.  Consequently, his supporters are asking that people send him letters.

 

Scott DeMuth
Polk County Jail
1985 – NE 51st Place
Des Moines, IA 50313-2517

Remember the mail restrictions: All mail must have the sender’s full name and return address on the envelope (no PO Boxes) or it will get rejected. No books, periodicals or packages are allowed.

Since Scott is only allowed 5 photos, please do not send him any. His family will be sending him some soon.

 

Scott Demuth sentenced to 6 months, jailed today

Address and support information available at the bottom of this article

Monday, February 14, 2011

This afternoon, family, friends and supporters gathered to show support for Scott DeMuth as he was sentenced in federal court in Davenport, Iowa. Scott was sentenced to six months imprisonment, and taken immediately into custody. We will be posting information on how to send him mail as soon as his location is confirmed.

Scott pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit animal enterprise terrorism in violation of the Animal Enterprise Protection Act–a misdemeanor–for an animal liberation that took place in Minnesota in 2006.
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Scott DeMuth’s Sentencing Postponed Again

The Scott and Carrie Support Committee (SCSC) has reported that Grand Jury resister Scott DeMuth’s pre-sentencing hearing, which had been scheduled for December 29 after getting postponed once already, got  canceled today because of bureaucratic issues in the court system. His actual sentencing is now scheduled for January 14th in Iowa.

In the meantime, Scott is still in need of commissary money, so please donate to support Scott for his time in prison if you can! You can find a Paypal button and other donation information at http://davenportgrandjury.wordpress.com/what-you-can-do.