Category Archives: Legal

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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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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Citizens Bring the Fight to Peabody; 12 Arrested

An unprecedented coalition of Navajo (Dineh) residents of Black Mesa, AZ, Appalachian residents, St. Louis residents, military veterans and labor unions brought the fight for our future to Peabody’s HQ today.  Nearly 100 of us had a raucous rally opened with a prayer by Black Mesa native Don Yellowman, followed by speeches demanding Peabody stop […]

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A Letter from Jail

Squirrel is out of Jail and enjoying being home.   We didn’t get this letter in the mail until after we have already been hanging out with her, but here’s a letter from jail … When I went before the magistrate to take my plea, he asked me the same question that I had watched him […]

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Squirrel Goes to Jail Again

UPDATE: Squirrel’s letters are getting rejected.  PLEASE read the “Sending Letters & Books” section of the Jail Support page before sending mail.  If you include things like stickers, letters, etc., your letter will get rejected.  Also, please include a return address so that it gets through and so that squirrel can write you back.  Thanks […]

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Statement from RAMPS Tree-Sitter Sent to Jail Today

Becks Kolins took a plea deal this morning (10/04) in Raleigh County Magistrate Court. They were sentenced to twenty-four hours beginning this morning. This is what they wrote before being taken to jail: On July 20th, 1 year, 3 months, 15 days ago, I ascended a tree on the Bee Tree Permit of Coal River […]

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Can’t nobody take my pride, can’t nobody hold me down!

For the mountains, for the people, FOREVER, Ducky I’d like to start this piece off by extending a huge and heartfelt thank you to the RAMPS organizers and everybody who has shown me support over the past week.  It’s been a hell of an experience.  I wouldn’t be able to take part in actions like […]

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Ducky Takes Plea deal – 5 Days in Jail

update 9/3: Ducky is out of jail! He celebrated his release with Mexican food and enough giggles to send some up his nasal passages. More on his jail experience soon. UPDATE 9/1: Ducky has called us for the first time from South Central Regional. He sounded chipper and explained that he hasn’t been able to contact […]

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On the MJS Action

Hey everybody, It’s been an action-packed summer, coast-to-coast, nobody can deny that! From a RAMPS action that shut down a coal export facility and stopped 9 haul trucks on Kayford Mountain back in May, to the first successful blockades of a hydraulic fracturing site in Pennsylvania and a facility in New York, to the Mountain […]

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BREAKING UPDATE: Remaining 10 Activists Take Deal; Released

UPDATE 8/7/12:  The remaining 10 arrestees were offered the same plea deal in Lincoln County Court this morning.  All have accepted the deal.  All arrestees have now been released at of 2:30 pm.  Thanks for all of your steadfast support.  More soon. ———————————————————————————————————————-

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