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!

Send Jeremy Books!

There’s a lot of down time in prison – especially for Jeremy, whose communication with the outside world is severely restricted. Because of that, we have asked Jeremy what would help him pass the time and have gotten one overwhelming response: books.

Jeremy is a voracious reader who enjoys everything from graphic novels to autobiographies to political works. We have compiled an Amazon Wishlist of books that Jeremy has either directly requested (those marked as “High Priority”) or books on topics we know Jeremy enjoys. The list should show unpurchased books by default, but you can filter the list by clicking “Filter and Sort” at the top of the list and then selecting “Unpurchased.”

Additionally, two publishers – AK Press and PM Press – offer books to prisoners at discounted prices. Books from those publishers are marked on the wishlist. If you wish to take advantage of the discounts offered, here is how:

  • AK Press: Note in the comment section at checkout that the book is for a prisoner for a 30% discount on your entire order. You will not see any immediate discount upon checkout. The discount comes when AK Press processes your order.
  • PM Press: Use the coupon code “FOPM” upon checkout for a 50% discount on your entire order.
  • Haymarket Books: Use the coupon code “FREEJH” upon checkout for a 50% discount on your entire order.

If you wish to buy books from outside of Amazon, Jeremy’s address is:

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

Please remember :

  • Whatever books you purchase must come directly from a publisher or Jeremy will not receive them.
  • Jeremy may only receive 4 books per package. If you wish to send more books, they must be broken up into separate packages. If ordering from a retailer like Amazon, this may mean placing multiple orders.
  • If you purchase a book from the wishlist from an outside source, please e-mail freejeremynet@gmail.com so that Jeremy does not receive duplicates.

New books will be added periodically as we get requests, so be sure to keep checking back.

And, as always, thank you for your support!