We found out this morning (December 16, 2010) that Green Scare prisoner
Marie Mason’s appeal for a re-sentencing has been denied by a federal
Coming immediately after fellow Green Scare prisoner Eric McDavid’s appeals
have also been exhausted, it is just another sign that the Obama
administration will be not be changing Bush-era policies regarding the witch
hunts against environmental and animal rights activists.
Mason’s family will be deciding on the next course of action. In the
meantime, we ask all supporters to drop her a line in prison to boost her
Marie Mason #04672-061
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
pled 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 plea bargain stipulated. In August 2010, Mason was transferred to a
special wing of Carswell prison, where numerous political prisoners are held
and communications are tightly monitored.
More information on Mason is available at www.supportmariemason.org.