One of the less discussed elements of Barrett Brown’s sentence — which already includes the egregious 63 month prison term — is that he must pay $890,250 in fines and restitution to his “victim”, Stratfor. Barrett explained it this way:
I will spend the rest of my life in a strange state of post-cyberpunk indentured servitude to an amoral private intelligence firm that’s perhaps best known for having spied on Bhopal activists on behalf of Dow Chemical. That the prosecution did not quite manage to articulate how I did any damage to this particular company did not seem to dissuade U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay in this matter.
Donating to Barrett’s fund will expedite his release from this servitude, in addition to boosting his commissary funds, allowing him to purchase items and pay for phone and computer use in prison.
Write to Barrett
Send him a card or letter, to this address. Expect that anything you send or write will be inspected by prison officials before it gets to Barrett. See here for general guidelines regarding sending mail to prisoners.
Barrett Brown #45047-177
FCI Three Rivers
P.O. Box 4200
Three Rivers, TX 78071
Send him a book
Barrett reads constantly, occasionally reviewing books in his D Magazine column. He has a book wishlist at Amazon, found here. Note: Barrett cannot receive hardcover books while he is in the Segregated Housing Unit.