When freedom activists go to jail, they do it standing up for everyone's natural rights. Please don't let them be forgotten! Send them letters, tell them how their actions affected you, update them on what's happening outside prison, keep them company, thank them, support them!

Mail-to-Jail is a free donation-supported service for non-violent activists who are currently incarcerated for one or more victimless crimes. When you send a letter via this website, we pay for postage and mail it to whatever jail they are being held in.

If you wish to send a letter using M2J, please register for a user account.

Flooding the jail with letters will send a message to the jailers that there is a huge number of us who aren't happy about the existence of victimless crimes, and it will simultaneously send cheer and hope to the activist who has been unjustly imprisoned.

And sometimes jail employees mistreat prisoners. The more public attention a prisoner is getting, the less likely he/she is to be maltreated (above and beyond locking them up). When the jailers know that many people are closely watching what happens to the prisoner, they're more careful with that prisoner. Letters to the prisoner and phone calls to the jail inquiring about the prisoner's well-being are easy, powerful ways to make sure that happens.


Blog post from prisoner # N10-1291

Day after day, I can feel the return of the rage and pain which were my constant companions until I started treating my depression with medical marijuana. For the first time in years, I truly felt the desire to die, the utter despair of full force depression. I thought that I was past it... I thought that the fight would be enough to foster my desire to live. I was wrong.

The paradox of my life is that the only anti-depressant which makes it bearable to be me is forbidden to me by law... If I make my life worth living by taking my medicine, the state will take my life from me, by imprisoning me, and will thereby deprive me of my medicine. That is what has happened to me now. I paid for my medicine by helping others get it.. and now the State in its infinite wisdom and compassion, has decided to make it impossible for me to get it.

If they insist on ruining our lives, why doesn't the State just go whole hog and end them? Is one more recalcitrant slave worth what it costs to keep me locked up? I do not set my life at a pin's fee... why should they?

Normally, when I had this kind of thought, I kept it to myself. I never wanted to risk incarceration by telling the truth. I guess that now, being incarcerated, I have nothing left to lose. If only the truth really had to power to set us free!

For those who suggest artificial, big pharma style anti-depressants, I suggest that you look into the recent mass shootings... every single one of them was carried out by a person on psych meds. No thanks, if I go out, I'll do it alone. And having see one of my best friends die from Prozac, I suffer no illusions that it can't happen to me. Prozac kills. Pot does not. Big Pharma must make a lot of politicians filthy rich to keep their poison legal while stealing the lives of those who choose natural alternatives.

The last irony I will point out is the irony of being in a state whose motto is "Live Free or Die", but ill allow me neither option.

N10-1291

From Rich Paul: "Letter from a New Hampshire Jail"

I have been in the Keene Spiritual Retreat for a week or so now. I have been pretty busy with business and legal issues since then, so it has taken me a while to collect my thoughts. Here they are, I hope they were worth the wait.

First I want to thank my supporters for all their help, whether emotional, spiritual, or economic. Many have helped, but I especially want to thank my girl Wendy, my parents, Ian, James, Bill and Gail, Joan, Carla, and Jay. You guys make this bearable. You rock!

Secondly, I want to address all those who participated in the trial. I want you to know that whatever your involvement, whether Judge or Jury or Bailiff or Prosecutor or Cop, that I forgive you. The only exception to this is Phil Christiana, of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. He has shown himself to be malevolent. Richie ratted out a friend, but not out of evil... just out of weakness and cowardice. I understand the fear he felt, and though I don't condone his actions, I cannot blame the weak for their weakness... I can only pity them.

As to Phil, the central perpetrator of this injustice, the best I can do is hope to save your soul. You tried to blackmail me into betraying and entrapping my innocent but politically active friends. This is an unforgivable offense, until you realize the magnitude of your crime. I hope that a flood of postcards will reach you at your office:

Phil Christiana
FBI Boston Division
Independence Place
15 Constitution Drive, 2nd Floor
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: (603) 472-2224
Fax: (603) 472-9419

and remind you of the Commandment "Thou shall not bear false witness against your neighbor". Hopefully a good mashup of your testimony with that of those who told the truth, like the DTF agents, will remind you of your perjury. If blackmail and perjury by law enforcement see to you to be a good way to convince Voluntaryists of the usefulness of government, please think again.

-Rich Paul

A letter from Beau Davis

May 29, 2012

Hey Mail-to-Jail users!

I just wanted to let you all know that I really appreciated all those who took the liberty to write me while mine was ever so limited. Tomorrow, May 30th, 2012 I'll be released from the Cheshire County House of Corrections, happy to announce, as I'm sure you've predicted, that I remain uncorrected.

You can now add funds to commissary accounts!

Just click on the individual activist's page and you'll be able to donate to a specific BitCoin address and Dwolla link. We'll make sure the money is placed in their account, minus any fees incurred. Any funds left over after their stay in the spiritual retreat will be theirs to keep.

Jail employees are censoring prisoner letters

It was brought to our attention yesterday that at least 3 of the letters that we have sent to Wes on your behalf were rejected by the employees of Valley Street jail in Manchester, New Hampshire, because they were "sent by third party." This news comes from a liberty activist who got this information straight from Wes while visiting him in jail (apparently the prison employees told Wes that they were rejecting 3 of his letters).

New domain option!

Thanks to Will Buchanan for purchasing the mailtojail.com domain, hosting it, and having it forward to this site! You can see here that we tried to obtain this domain originally, but had to settle for mail-to-jail.com (with the hyphens). He did this using his own money and time, without letting us know what he was doing, and it's greatly appreciated.

You can now get here with the slightly easier MailToJail.com domain. :)

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