“We cannot ask people to carry out illegal actions on behalf of animals if we are not going to be there to support them if they get caught.” -Peter Young
Prisoner support is amongst the most important and at the same time amongst the lowest risk activities available to those seeking to meaningfully participate in the struggle towards animal and earth liberation.
It is vital that we create an environment where someone contemplating a risky action knows with reasonable certainty that if he or she is apprehended and imprisoned, that support in all its forms will be forthcoming.
There are numerous places to find the addresses and current needs of movement prisoners including at ecoprisoners.org and Earth First!s Eco-Prisoner List. Additionally, many prisoners have support networks with their own sites specific to that individual.
How To: Prisoner Support & Doing Time
(Let Live Animal Rights Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2009)