Category Archives: jail support

Update From Stories From South Central

We continue to support, advocate for and amplify the voices of those trapped in cages and those recently released.  We have made incredible progress over the last year, and  we’re excited to tell you about new directions in our work. Stories from South Central was created as an emergency response to the systematic chemical poisoning […]

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David Baghdadi in Jail for the Holidays

Update: David has served his 30 days and is walking free! ————————————————————————————– Update: David has said that he’s doing okay with reading material in jail, and he’s asked that anyone else who was considering sending books his way donate to Dineh relocation resisters on Black Mesa in Arizona instead. See the link on the right […]

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Building Power to Overthrow King Coal

Our Work is Evolving… And we can’t wait to tell you about it. When we reflect on ourselves as an organization, we realize that RAMPS is very different than it was even 9 months ago. We’re pretty excited about the way that we’ve evolved, so we’re writing to tell you about it in hopes that […]

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8 in Jail After Alpha Headquarters Blockade and Banner Hang

All of our friends arrested in the Alpha headquarters action were arraigned in front of a judge this morning after spending the weekend in Jail. While none of them can be released from jail until their bail is set, only some of them will get bail hearings this afternoon. If enough donations are made to the legal […]

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Support Stories from South Central WV

As activists who engage in arrestable direct actions, we are familiar with how the criminal (in)justice system works, at least for us. Our friends take the scary and difficult step to risk arrest, putting themselves on the line to resist ecological and political injustices in the communities we work in, and are carted off to […]

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Why I stayed in

by david Just to clear up any possible confusion, I thought I might write a brief note explaining some of the circumstances surrounding my recent stay and release from South Central Regional Jail. I was arrested on August 21 for locking to a barrel of ‘dirty water’ in front of the governor’s mansion in Charleston, […]

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Update from David Baghdadi–Prisoners in SCR Jail Denied Books

UPDATE 9/19: David was released from jail today!  After one month in jail, David was released on “personal recognizance” (without bail) and came home to celebrate with a big meal and a lot of snacks. While we’ve missed David during this REALLY long jail stint, one really important thing came out of David’s time there: inmates […]

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Five Alpha Bridge Blockaders Sentenced

UPDATE 7/30: The remainder of the arrestees from the Alpha Bridge Blockade have been released! All are well and thrilled to be out. They’re done with their jail time now, as long as they can get their restitution paid on time. To help them do that, go here: http://t.co/iEZY9MbdnF         UPDATE 7/29: Jocelyn […]

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RAMPS Campaigner Glen Collins Sentenced to 60 Days for KXL Action

Update:  Glen’s jail sentence ends on May 7 th … But that doesn’t include court costs. Glen owes $518 in court costs, which he needs to pay before he is released.  If court costs are not paid before May 7th, Glen will be kept in Smith County Jail for 5 additional days.   For every […]

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Video, photos, Peabody 12 free, 1 from Arch still behind bars

All 12 arrestees from Jan. 26 #StopPeabody action have been released from jail!  However, one activist is still in jail after his Jan. 22 arrest at Arch Coal’s headquarters. Please consider a contribution to the Legal Defense Fund to support these great folks. Yesterday was an amazing coming together of East and West, Native people […]

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