We’ve heard from Scott and Carrie! They are in good spirits and send thanks and love to everyone. We’ve also got new information as to how to support them. Please help them out as much as you can, and encourage your loved ones and communities to do the same!
Mailing Addresses and Information
You can write e-letters and send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll print them out and send them along! You can also send physical mail to them at the addresses below.
Washington County Jail.
2185 Lexington Blvd. PO Box 6
Washington, IA 52353
Mail rules: nothing graphic, no perfumes, nothing but the address on the envelope. She can have 10 small pictures total in her cell. No Polaroids. You cannot send stamps; she has to buy them with commissary money.
Books can be sent from anywhere, but they have to be approved by the administrator. No hardbacks. She can only have 2 books at a time, but extra books will be put into the prison library and she will have access to them, so she wants people to send them. She is specifically excited about good sci-fi and math books.
Muscatine County Jail Inmate
c/o “Scott DeMuth”
400 Walnut Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Please make sure that the return address includes a full name and address, or it won’t get to him. Scott can have photos (no limit), but no Polaroids. You can’t send stamps; he has to pay for them with commissary money.
Books can come from a publisher or book store. No hardbacks. Limit: “something reasonable, not 20 or 30.” We’re working on getting a reading list from him.
Donations and Fundraising
Carrie and Scott are going to need money for legal fees and commissary funds; they will particularly need the latter for essentials such as phone calls and mailing supplies. Neither of them have limits on commissary money, and any extra they have when they get out will be returned to them.
If you don’t want to use Paypal (we understand!) you can make checks out to Coldsnap Legal Collective with EWOK! in the memo line, and send them to EWOK! c/o Coldsnap, PO Box 50514, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
Letters to the Editor
You can also support Carrie and Scott by writing an editorial on their behalf and by critiquing grand juries in general. We encourage you to send these letters to the editor off to Midwest newspapers. Below are some contacts you can use:
Quad City Times:
Iowa City Press Citizen: email@example.com.
Sioux City Journal: http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/app/contact_us/
Star Tribune: http://mpls.startribune.com/dynamic/feedback/form.php?opinion=1
Minnesota Daily: http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/submit
Twin Cities Daily Planet: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are now coordinating visits for Scott and Carrie. If you are wanting to visit them, contact us at email@example.com and we’ll work it out!
Thank you all for your support!