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

China

23 Feb 2013
Tianhe District Detention Centre

Tianhe District Detention Centre, Guangzhou, China

Detained in administrative detention on February 23 after taking part in a protest against North Korea’s nuclear tests. Amnesty International have said Liu Yuandong is at risk of torture.

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.

India

6 Nov 2000

On 2 November, 2000 Irom Sharmila Chanu, a Manipuri poet decided to go on a hunger strike after the Indian Army massacred ten civilians in Malom, Manipur. On 6 November 2000 she was arrested by the police and charged with attempt to commit suicide under section 307 of the Indian Penal Code.
On 21 November 2000 a plastic tube was inserted into her nose and liquid nutrient was inserted into her body. She is being force-fed and has been surviving on this liquid diet and in solitary confinement as a high security prisoner for the last nearly ten years. She is routinely released every year only to be re-arrested again.

Israel

28 Jul 2014 17 Aug 2014

20 days imprisonment for refusing to join the Israeli military.

Korea, South

1 Jul 2013
Jeju Prison

Jeju Prison, 161 Ora-2 dong, Jeju City, Jeju Special Self-Governing Island, 690-162, South Korea

Awaiting trial following nonviolent direct action a the naval base construction site in Gangjeong village, Jeju Island.

13 Aug 2013 12 Feb 2015
Southern Seoul Prison

P.O Box 165, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 153-600

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

Turkey

20 Dec 2011
Kocaeli 1 Nolu F Tipi

Yüksek Güvenlikli Kapalı Ceza ve İnfaz Kurumu
A7\20 Koğuşu
İzmit - Kocaeli

Arrested on 20 December 2011, being investigated for membership of KCK (Kurdish Community Union). Ismail Yıldız is a journalist, and declared his conscientious objection while in prison, on 27 February 2012.

Turkmenistan

24 Dec 2012 24 Dec 2014

Sentenced to 2 years' imprisonment for refusing military service. This is a second detention - the first was for 18 months. A Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector.

8 Jan 2013 8 Jan 2015

Sentenced to 2 years' imprisonment for refusing military service. This is a second detention - the first was for 18 months. A Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector.

10 Jul 2013 9 Jan 2015
Seydi Labour Camp

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

Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector. First prison sentence, 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
JRCF

830 Sabalu Road, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027

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
USP Leavenworth

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

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

18 May 2012

Jailed pending charges related to protests at NATO summit in Chicago, May 16-17 2012, and held on bail from $150,000–$1.5 million.

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

18 May 2012

Jailed pending charges related to protests at NATO summit in Chicago, May 16-17, and held on bail from $150,000–$1.5 million.

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

18 May 2012

Jailed pending charges related to protests at NATO summit in Chicago, May 16-17 2012, and held on bail from $150,000–$1.5 million.

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

18 May 2012

Jailed pending charges related to protests at NATO summit in Chicago, May 16-17, and held on bail from $150,000–$1.5 million.

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

5 Aug 2013 5 Oct 2018
Irwin County Detention Center

Irwin County Detention Center, 132 Cotton Drive, Ocilla, GA 31774.

Transform Now Plowshares action group jailed pending sentencing on January 28, 2014, following conviction for 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 5 Jul 2016
Irwin County Detention Center

Irwin County Detention Center, 132 Cotton Drive, Ocilla, GA 31774.

Transform Now Plowshares action group jailed pending sentencing on January 28, 2014, following conviction for 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.

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5 Aug 2013
Irwin County Detention Center

Irwin County Detention Center, 132 Cotton Drive, Ocilla, GA 31774.

Transform Now Plowshares action group jailed pending sentencing on January 28, 2014, following conviction for sabotage and depredation of government property at Y-12 nuclear weapons complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 7/28/2012.

5 Aug 2013 5 Oct 2018
Irwin County Detention Center

Irwin County Detention Center, 132 Cotton Drive, Ocilla, GA 31774.

Transform Now Plowshares action group jailed pending sentencing on January 28, 2014, following conviction for 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.