Jeremy Hammond, a former member of the hacking network Anonymous who has become a cause célèbre for hacktivists, civil libertarians and those concerned about the rights of whistleblowers, is a gifted young computer programmer who is currently spending a decade in prison. His crime? Leaking information from the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, information which revealed that Stratfor had been spying on human rights activists at the behest of corporations and the U.S. government.

In a non-cooperating plea deal, Jeremy pled guilty to one count of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Despite lodging nearly 265 letters of support calling on judge Loretta Preska to show leniency, Jeremy was sentenced to the maximum allowed under his plea agreement.

Since March of 2012, Jeremy has been cut off from his friends and family, and punished with extensive stays in solitary confinement – treatment normally reserved for the most egregious offenses. He did nothing for personal gain and everything in hopes of making the world a better place and he needs our support now more than ever. Please visit this website often to learn how you can help!

Jeremy Has Been Transferred and Will Now Begin Serving His Sentence!

As many of you may know, Jeremy has been on a bit of a journey recently being transferred from prison to prison on his way to the one where he will serve the remainder of his sentence.

We are very relieved to announce that he has finally reached that prison – FCI Manchester in Kentucky.

While it is not as close to Chicago as his family and friends may have liked, it is medium security, and Jeremy is satisfied with the choice.

For now, the best thing you can do is write him. His new address is:

Jeremy Hammond #18729-424
FCI Manchester
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 4000
Manchester, KY 40962

Some general rules to remember when writing to Jeremy and other prisoners:

  • Please remember that all letters are screened, so please do not talk about anything illegal, or anything that you would not feel comfortable saying in front of police, prosecutor, judge, and jury.
  • If you would like a return letter, please include your return address in the body of your letter, as envelopes don’t always make it to prisoners.
  • Please DO NOT include glitter, glue, yarn, ribbons, etc. on your letters as they are prohibited. Crayons, colored pencils and markers are fine.
  • Please DO NOT enclose extra stamps or envelopes with your letter. While the thought is appreciated, they are prohibited, and Jeremy will not receive them.
  • Please DO feel free to include articles that you think Jeremy would like to read! Jeremy has requested articles concerning Anonymous, or articles from anarchist or other similar alternative news sources. He says that he and his fellow inmates are starved for news of current events – a common sentiment in many prisons. You can also include silly memes or cute kitty pictures (because, hey, prison is serious enough!).
  • Please be patient when waiting for a return letter. Jeremy is currently having trouble sending outgoing mail, but please be assured that he reads and appreciates every piece of mail he gets.

You can also once again send him books from his Amazon wishlist. Jeremy is a avid reader and books help him to fill a lot of the “down” time in prison. *PLEASE NOTE: ONLY 4 BOOKS MAY BE SENT PER PACKAGE. IF YOU WISH TO SEND MORE THAN 4 BOOKS, THEY MUST BE BROKEN UP INTO DIFFERENT PACKAGES.*

Donations to his commissary fund are also appreciated. You can currently donate two ways:

  • FundRazr
  • Bitcoin: 16nGwKd6wdsiEnDYTs9fGyPN15rUubJr2Q

*PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS, THIS IS THE ONLY WAY JEREMY CAN CURRENTLY RECEIVE COMMISSARY FUNDS. PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEYGRAM, WESTERN UNION, MONEY ORDERS, ETC. AS HE WILL NOT RECEIVE THEM.*

If there are any other specific needs, we will certainly let people know both here, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you again for all of your support!