Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For November and December is now available.

Hello Friends and Comrades,

Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for November and December. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.

In other news politicized prisoner Sean Swain is up for parole and his support committee asked us to share this letter with y’all…

Dear friends and supporters of Anarchist prisoner Sean Swain,

As you may know, Sean Swain recently marked his 20th year of continuous confinement by the state of Ohio, making him now fully eligible for parole.

Due to the hard work of his friends, family and supporters, who wrote letters of support to the parole board and hired him a qualified lawyer, Sean has been approved for a full board hearing coming up in November. Both Sean and his lawyer believe that he has a good chance of being released. We ask anyone interested in supporting Sean to get in touch with his support crew for details about attending his upcoming full board hearing in Columbus, Ohio.

We now need help with fundraising. We have hired him a lawyer who specializes in parole board appearances for people in Ohio prisons. She has successfully defended inmates in a class-action lawsuit against the Ohio parole board and is very knowledgeable about the Ohio parole system.

Sean’s legal costs are now $2,500, which we have so far been making payments on out of pocket. In hopes that these bills not fall on one person, we are asking anyone who is able to contribute any amount (even $20 helps) to help us cover these expenses, or to host a fundraiser in their town for Sean. Checks and money orders can be sent directly to his lawyer, with a note they are for Sean Swain. Money orders should be written out to: Andrea Reino and mailed to: Andrea L. Reino 119 East Court Cincinnati, OH 45202.

If you send money this way, please let us know so we can keep track of our payments. Also feel free to contacts us with any questions about his case or his upcoming parole board hearing. Send us an email at usoutofohio@gmail.com

Thanks everyone,

The Sean Swain Support Crew

Lastly, there will be a demonstration against prisons and solitary confinement on November 4th, at 2pm at DOC offices in Raleigh. Family and friends of prisoners as well as anti prison activists will be participating. Meet at the Offices of the N.C. Department of Corrections, 831 W. Morgan St., 460 MSC Raleigh, NC, 27699

That’s it for this time around,

Until Every Cage Is Empty,

The Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective


  1. some lazy guy online who wants to give money

    Is there any way to make a payment online? If not, can something be setup? You will probably get more lazy people to contribute that way.

    1. prisonbookscollective

      Yes! There is a donation function on the right side of the main page. It also allows you to become a “sustainer,” which just means 5, 10, or 20 dollars is taken out of your account each month and given automatically to the group. Its one of the ways we do what we do.

      1. some guy...

        I meant for Sean Swain.

  2. Holly Ann

    Excitingly, it looks like Tim DeChristopher is no longer in prison. As such, people may not want to mail birthday cards to his old prison address, as I doubt he’d get them.

    Source: http://www.bidder70.org/

  3. Holly Ann

    Also, I’m sure Chelsea Manning would really appreciate being called by her preferred name & gender pronouns. I write to her on a regular basis, and while it is required that the outside of the envelope be addressed to “Bradley Manning”, the inside card or letter can and should be addressed to Chelsea.

    I know you guys have done a good job of clearly stating name preferences for others in the past.

    1. prisonbookscollective

      This is the poster from 2012. The new 2013 poster will be out in a day or so.

      1. prisonbookscollective

        I mean 2011

  4. denverabc

    Hey everyone we needed to update it for our letter writing night tonight. Here’s a link uploaded on our blog. Hope it helps! Oh and btw we didn’t have the exact font so there are liiiitttle bits of inconsistencies with that.


    1. prisonbookscollective

      cool, the new one should be out super soon, and there are a few more people on it this year.

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