Saturday, August 07, 2010

Marie Mason at Carswell, TX at rumored CMU

As of August 6, 2010, Marie Mason is at the federal prison in Carswell,

It has long been rumored that Carswell is the location a third CMU
(Communications Management Unit). The CMUs were previously secret detention
wings of prisons which severely curtail prisoners' access to the outside
world; for more on them, see:

Please write to Mason:

Marie Mason #04672-061
FMC Carswell
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127

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Marie Mason is serving almost 22 years for two acts of
environmentally-motivated property destruction in which no one was harmed.
This is the longest current sentence of any of the Green Scare prisoners.
(The Green Scare is the name given to the recent prosecution of
eco-saboteurs and animal liberation activists, in which the government has
labeled them as "terrorists" and sought huge sentences.) Mason was turned in
by her then-husband, Frank Ambrose, who had secretly spied on activists for
years and then filed for divorce the day she was arrested. Mason eventually
plead guilty to 14 actions; 13 were claimed by the Earth Liberation Front
and one by the Animal Liberation Front. At her sentencing, the judge said
she had "violated the marketplace of ideas" and gave her an even longer
sentence than the prosecution had asked for (15-20 years).

More information on Mason is available at

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