Update on anarchist prisoner Casey Brezik, and ways to support him.
Casey was recently transferred to the Farmington Correctional Center in Farmington, Missouri. In November, he will go before the parole board for the first and ONLY TIME and he needs your help!
Thoughtful and professional letters to the parole board by people who care about Casey and are willing to offer support to him during his transition back to life outside of prison can make it more likely that Casey will be released.
You can download and print the sample letter below or, even better, write a personal letter.
Letters should include the following elements:
- Who you are, how you know Casey, your occupation or any titles that may grant your opinion more weight
- You care about Casey and would like to see him granted parole
- You believe that Casey has grown and changed during his time in prison and is ready to transition to life outside of prison. Give tangible examples of the improvements you’ve seen in him including, but not limited to: working with a psychiatrist to stabilize his mental health, attending NA meetings to work on substance abuse issues, increasing positive connection with friends and family through correspondence, working hard to educate himself during his incarceration.
- What kind of support you are willing to offer Casey upon his release: financial, emotional support, spiritual guidance, housing, help finding a job, etc. If you are willing to offer housing or a job, give specifics (e.g. address and phone number if you are offering housing or name of the business that you could offer Casey work at).
*Even though the letter should be addressed to the parole board, all letters should be sent directly to Casey and he will deliver them to the parole board:
Casey Brezik #1154765
Farmington Correctional Center
1012 West Columbia Street
Farmington, MO 63640
Missouri Board of Probation and Parole
1511 Christy Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Regarding: Parole Board Hearing for Casey Brezik #1154765
Dear Honorable Members of the Parole Board,
As a concerned citizen who is interested in helping Casey successfully transition into life outside of prison, I am writing to request that you please grant Casey’s parole.
Casey has been working hard during his incarceration to address his problems with addiction and mental illness and I believe that he has made substantial progress in these efforts. Despite the mistakes he has made, I believe Casey is ready to meet the challenges of daily life and would be a positive contribution to any community.
Casey’s efforts toward meeting educational and personal goals during his incarceration have been inspiring. Casey is passionate about learning and with the help of his support network he has been studying math and science related topics in preparation for pursuing a college degree upon his release while working to support himself and his wife in the meantime.
Casey is well supported by a network of people across the country as well as by his family. I am willing to provide financial, emotional and spiritual support to Casey during his transition back to life outside of prison.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
Got questions or need help with your letter? Email us at:
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