After spending nearly a month in segregation at the Federal Corrections Unit in Waseca, MN, Marie has been reclassified and transferred to the female CMU in Carswell, TX. Helen Woodsen has been imprisoned there for many years.
As of August 6, 2010, Marie Mason is at the federal prison in Carswell, Texas.
It has long been rumored that Carswell is the location of a third CMU (Communications Management Unit). The CMUs were previously secret detention wings of prisons which severely curtail prisoners' access to the outside world; for more on them, see: http://bit.ly/9wGIJY
Please write to Mason:
Marie Mason #04672-061
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 plead 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 prosecution had asked for (15-20 years).
More information on Mason is available at http://bit.ly/9kxYv7