Prisoners for Peace

Sending cards and letters

In writing your cards, think about what you would like to receive if you were in prison. Here are some guidelines that will help you write your letters:
  • Remember to send your card in an envelope;
  • Include a return name and address on the envelope;
  • Be chatty and creative: send photos from your life or drawings;
  • Let the prisoners know what you are doing to stop war and war preparations;
  • Avoid writing anything that might get the prisoner into trouble;
  • Try not to begin your correspondence with "You are so brave, I could never do what you have done";
  • Remember that the prisoner may not be able to reply;
  • Remember-next year it could be you ...
Note: We do not have the full addresses for all prisoners, but for many we do. Please write to those with a complete address. If a prisoner's number is given, include this with the address. Thank you.

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Prisoners for Peace

Azerbaijan

30 Sep 2014 29 Mar 2017

Conscientious objector in Nagorno-Karabakh, an internationally unrecognised entity. Although within Azerbaijan it is closely aligned with Armenia.

30 month prison sentence for refusing military service.

Eritrea

24 Sep 1994
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

24 Sep 1994
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

24 Sep 1994
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

9 May 2001
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Jun 2003
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Feb 2004
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Feb 2005
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Feb 2005
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

27 Dec 2005
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Jan 2006
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Jan 2007
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Jan 2007
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service. Imprisoned some time in 2007 - the exact date is not known.

26 Aug 2008
Meitir Camp

Meitir

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

26 Aug 2008
Meitir Camp

Meitir

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Mar 2009
Meitir Camp

Meitir

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service. Detained some time in March 2009.

13 May 2013
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

Finland

11 Jul 2014 2 Jan 2015

Total objector. Sentenced to home detention for "refusal of civilian service" (siviilipalveluksesta kieltäytyminen).

Write to c/o AKL Peace Station, Veturitori 3 00520 Helsinki Finland

15 Aug 2014 8 Feb 2015

Total objector. Sentenced to home detention.

Write to Otto at c/o AKL Peace Station, Veturitori 3 00520 Helsinki Finland

6 Oct 2014 28 Mar 2015

Total objector. Sentenced to home detention for 173 days for "refusal of civilian service" (siviilipalveluksesta kieltäytyminen).

Write to Henri at c/o AKL Peace Station, Veturitori 3 00520 Helsinki Finland

24 Nov 2014 11 Mar 2015

Total objector. Sentenced to home detention for "refusal of civilian service" (siviilipalveluksesta kieltäytyminen).

Write to  at c/o AKL Peace Station, Veturitori 3 00520 Helsinki Finland

Korea, South

10 Feb 2014 10 Aug 2015
Uijeongbu prison

P.O. Box 99, Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea, 480-700

18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

17 Mar 2014 17 Sep 2015
Wonju Prison

Wonju P.O.Box 87, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, Korea, 220-600

18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

15 Apr 2014 15 Oct 2015
Southern Seoul Detention Center

Southern Seoul Detention Center, Seoul Geumcheon P.O.Box 164, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, Korea, 153-600

18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

30 Apr 2014 30 Oct 2015
Southern Seoul Detention Center

Southern Seoul Detention Center, Seoul Geumcheon P.O.Box 164, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, Korea, 153-600

18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

26 May 2014 26 Nov 2015
Jangheung Prison

Jangheung P.O.Box 1, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea, 529-800

18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

28 May 2014 28 Nov 2015
Seoul Prison

Gunpo P.O.Box 20, Gunpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 435-600

18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea

9 Jul 2014 2 Jan 2016
Yeoju Prison

Yeoju Prison
Yeoju P. O. Box 30
Yeoju-gun, Gyeonggi-do,
South Korea
469-800

Sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for refusal to military service in Korea.

Turkmenistan

1 Oct 2014 31 Mar 2016
Seydi Labour Camp

Turkmenistan
746222 Lebap vilayet
Seydi
uchr. LB-K/12

Description: Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector. Imprisoned for eighteen months.

United States of America

26 Apr 2000 26 Apr 2022
FMC Devens

FMC Devens, Federal Medical Center, P.O. Box 879, Ayer, MA 01432, USA

22 years for convictions resulting from providing humanitarian and financial aid to Iraqis in violation of U.S. sanctions.

15 May 2010 20 Aug 2048
Fort Leavenworth

1300 NORTH WAREHOUSE ROAD
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS 66027-2304

35 years imprisonment for espionage and theft, espionage and other charges.

1 Aug 2011 31 Aug 2018
SCI Dallas

SCI Dallas, 1000 Follies Rd., Dallas, PA 18612, USA

Sentenced for third trespass at military recruiting office in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Serving one to seven years - 31/08/2018 is the last release date.

7 Apr 2012 7 Apr 2015

Plea agreement to one count of violating 1991-2003 U.S. sanctions by providing personal charity for family and friends living in Iraq.

Shakir was moved from Federal Prison Camp in Leavenworth in December 2014 to serve out the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

18 May 2012 6 May 2016
Dixon Correctional Center

Inmate Name & IDOC#
2600 N. Brinton Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021

Convicted of possession of incendiary devices during protests at NATO summit in Chicago, May, 2012, after being infiltrated by undercover police agent provocateurs.

P.O. Box 089002, Chicago, IL 60608, USA.

18 May 2012 6 May 2015

Convicted of possession of incendiary devices during protests at NATO summit in Chicago, May, 2012, after being infiltrated by undercover police agent provocateurs.

P.O. Box 089002, Chicago, IL 60608, USA.

5 Aug 2013 20 Sep 2017
USP Leavenworth

USP Leavenworth, POB 1000, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA

Transform Now Plowshares action group convicted of sabotage and depredation of government property at Y-12 nuclear weapons complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 7/28/2012.

Action alongside Michael Walli and Megan Rice.

Sentenced to 62 months imprisonment on 18 February 2014.

5 Aug 2013 14 Nov 2015
MDC Brooklyn

P.O. BOX 329002
BROOKLYN, NY 11232

  • Transform Now Plowshares action group convicted of sabotage and depredation of government property at Y-12 nuclear weapons complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 7/28/2012.

    Action alongside Gregory Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli.

    Sentenced to 35 months imprisonment on 18 February 2014.

5 Aug 2013 29 Oct 2017
FCI Mckean

FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 8000
BRADFORD, PA 16701

Transform Now Plowshares action group convicted of sabotage and depredation of government property at Y-12 nuclear weapons complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 7/28/2012.

Action alongside Gregory Boertje-Obed and Megan Rice.

Sentenced to 62 months imprisonment on 18 February 2014.