Marius Mason (E.L.F.)

Marius Mason was arrested in May 2008 by the federal authorities for charges related to acts of property damage in Michigan which were claimed by ELF in 1999 and 2000: damage of an office connected to a GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) research and destroying a piece of logging equipment.

He faced a life imprisonment until September 2008. He pleaded guilty for 14 actions (13 for Earth Liberation Front and 1 for Animal Liberation Front).

He was sentenced on February 5, 2009 to almost 22 years – the longest sentence of any “Green Scare”* prisoner. The penalty imposed to Marius was even larger than the one that was suggested by the prosecutor who indicted her. The appeal for reduction of his sentence was rejected in 2010. Marius is vegan.

*The term Green Scare is used to summarize the crackdown, launched in 2006 by the U.S. government and all its agencies (FBI, IRS, BATF, counter-terrorism, police, prosecuting authorities), which resulted in arrests, prosecutions and trials against defendants as active members of ELF / ALF (Earth Liberation Front – Animal Liberation Front), on conspiracy, arson, use of destructive mechanisms and actions against property, codenamed Operation Backfire.

Prison address:

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

In July 2014, Marius announced that he would no longer be using the name Marie, and will be using male pronouns. Until his name is legally changed, mail sent to Marius in prison will need to be addressed to “Marie Mason”.

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