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From Josh Demmitt Support Group:

Josh Demmitt is a 19 year old currently serving 2 1/2 years in prison for a non-violent action of civil disobedience on behalf of animal rights. He was convicted of an A.L.F. action in Provo, UT where 12 animals were freed and $80,000 in damage were done to animal testing facilities.

We have just spoken to Josh Demmitt and have learned that he is not getting a nutritionally sufficient vegan diet. Josh has lost FIFTEEN POUNDS IN THREE WEEKS, and complains of feeling faint and tired all the time.

At this time, we are requesting that people make POLITE phone calls to the Federal Prison Camp Sheridan, requesting that Josh meet with a dietician to get an adequately nutritious vegan diet. The phone number is 503-843-7663. Please call, and encourage a friend to do the same! Josh was looking out for the animals, now let's do our best to look out for him!

PLEASE visit for more info on how you can support Josh!

Also, thanks to everyone who has written Josh a letter. He said that all the letters he's received have really lifted his spirits, especially letters from people he'd never met. So after you've put down the phone, pick up the pen, and send Josh a letter!
Josh Demmitt
# 12314-081
Federal Prison Camp Sheridan
P.O. Box 6000
Sheridan, OR 97378

***Support Imprisoned Activist Josh Demmitt***

Joshua Demmitt is an 19-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 for current news about Josh, information about his case and animal testing, and more ways to support him and other prisoners.