[Ppnews] Marie Mason's sentencing appeal denied

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Thu Dec 16 15:12:25 EST 2010


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 appeals court.

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 spirits.

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

* * * * *
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 
<http://www.supportmariemason.org>www.supportmariemason.org.



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