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Oct 28, 18

Prison Rebel Birthdays for November

Inspired by the spirit of the Political Prisoners Birthday crew, here’s a short listing of some rebel prisoners who have upcoming birthdays in November. For an an introduction on how to write to prisoners and some things to do and not to do, go here. If you have the time, please also check IWOC’s listing of prisoners facing retaliation for prison strike-related organizing.

Ed Poindexter

One of the “Nebraska 2”, Black Panthers convicted in 1971 for the murder of a police officer. In the 1990s, Nebraska’s parole board recommended Poindexter and his co-defendant Mondo for release due to their exceptional conduct, accomplishments and recommendations but the Pardons Board– the Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State– refused to grant them a hearing.

Their conviction was controversial and has never been accepted as legitimate by many in the African American community in Omaha. Poindexter and Mondo were suspects- before there was any evidence- because they were leaders of the National Committee to Combat Fascism (NCCF), an offshoot of the Black Panther Party.

Birthday: November 1


Edward Poindexter #27767
Nebraska State Penitentiary
P.O. Box 22500
Lincoln, NE 68542

United States

Ladislav Kuc

Animal liberation activist convicted of attacking a McDonald’s in which no one was injured.

Birthday: November 4


Ladislav Kuc
Sladkovicova 80
97405 Banska Bystrica


Dwayne Staats

One of the Vaughn 17 prisoners currently on trial for alleged participation in an uprising in early 2017.
Birthday: November 10
Dwayne Staats
SBI# 467005
Sussex Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 500
Georgetown DE 19947
United States

Jock Palfreeman

Antifascist convicted of murder as a result of trying to stop a group of sixteen nazis carrying out a racist attack. While imprisoned, Jock has founded a prisoners’ union, the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association.
Birthday: November 13
Jock Palfreeman
Sofia Central Prison
21 General Stoletov Boulevard
1309 Sofia


Josh Williams

A staple of the Ferguson rebellion, Josh Williams was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his actions in attempting to light fires near a Quick Trip gas station, which others quickly extinguished, during a protest against the killing of Black 18 year old Antonio Martin by police in Berkeley, Missouri on Christmas Eve 2014.
Birthday: November 25
Joshua Lemar Williams #01292002
Jefferson City Correctional Center
8200 No More Victims
Jefferson City, MO 65101

United States

Aleksandr Kolchenko

Crimean anarchist framed on terror charges by the FSB, Putin’s political police, who claimed that this anarchist and antifascist was working with nazis. Only letters in Russian are accepted, so you can send postcards or use google translate in case you do not speak Russian – “happy birthday” in Russian is “C Днём рождения!
Birthday: November 26
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kolchenko
ul. Kemerovskaya, 20, IK-6
Chelyabinskaya oblast


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