(left to right; Andy Stepanian, Lauren Gazzola, Kevin Jonas,
Josh Harper, Jake Conroy and Darius Fulmer).

The "SHAC 7" are 6 activists and a corporation, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty USA Inc., that have been found guilty of multiple federal felonies for their alleged role in campaigning to close down the notorious animal testing lab, Huntingdon Life Sciences. The six individuals are currently in federal prison. They are not accused of smashing windows, liberating animals or even attending demonstrations; they are serving lengthy sentences for simply reporting on and encouraging others to engage in legal demonstrations and supporting the ideology of direct action.

Jake, Darius, Lauren, Kevin, Josh and Andy need your support! Please take a few minutes to write them, even if you don't know them. A prisoner's only line to the outside is letters, and mail call is the most important time of day.

Visit to read about the trial of the SHAC 7 and history of the case.

Jacob Conroy #93501-011
FCI Victorville Medium I
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5300
Adelanto, CA 92301

Sentence: 4 years
Visit Jake's support website at:

Darius Fulmer
Sentence: 1 year, 1 day

Update: Dari was released from prison on September 28, 2007!

Lauren Gazzola #93497-011
FCI Danbury
Federal Correctional Institution
Route #37
Danbury, CT 06811

Sentence: 4 years, 4 months
Visit Lauren's support website at:

Joshua Harper #29429-086
FCI Sheridan
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5000
Sheridan, OR 97378

Sentence: 3 years
Visit Josh's support website at:

Kevin Kjonaas #93502-011
FCI Sandstone
P.O. Box 1000
Sandstone, MN 55072

Sentence: 6 years
Visit Kevin's support website at:

Andy Stepanian #26399-050
FCI Butner Medium II
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1500
Butner, NC 27509

Sentence: 3 years
Visit Andy's support website at:

At the end of the day, even short messages help to remind prisoners of the large number of supporters they have on the outside, and the great efforts for the animals so many others continue to take across the globe.

Please write often and think about organizing a prisoner letter writing night in your area. And don't forget the other animal liberation prisoners out there!

Federal prisoners are permitted to receive a very small variety of items from "the outside". Inmates are allowed to receive an unlimited number of cards, letters, and photographs (but no Polaroids) from anyone. They may also receive an unlimited number of magazines and periodicals, but these must come directly from the publisher (i.e. by way of a subscription directly to the prisoner); magazines and periodicals sent from anyone other than the publisher will be refused. Inmates are not permitted to receive any publication that contains material of a sexual nature.

Sending Letters
Please write the defendants in prison! They would love to hear from you and need the support. A couple of things to remember:
� All mail is opened and read by prison officials.
� Do not discuss the specifics of the case. All of the SHAC 7 defendants are appealing their convictions and, as such, they all still retain their Fifth Amendment rights to protect them in the event they are granted a new trial.
� Mail can be sent first class, priority, or express.

Also, please consider donating to the SHAC 7 Support Fund. Money is being accepted to put towards prisoner's commissary accounts and to aid with legal fees where needed. This will allow prisoners to purchase vegan food (which otherwise is not easy to come by) and toiletries, stamps and envelopes, phone cards and other necessities. Donations can be made payable to "SHAC 7 Support Fund" and sent to:

SHAC 7 Support Fund
740A 14th St. #237
San Francisco, CA 94114

Donations can also be made online using at

You can also e-mail letters to the defendants. None of the defendants have access to e-mail, but the e-mails are printed out by supporters and mailed to the prisons. So if you would like a response, include a mailing address!


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