Marius Jacob Mason (Marie Mason*) is a long-time environmental and social justice activist and loving parent of two. He was arrested on charges related to Earth Liberation Front actions that occurred in Michigan in 1999 and 2000; no one was injured in the actions. In February 2009, Marius received a 262 month sentence (a little under 22 years).
Marius is being held in a high security, tightly restricted unit at the notorious FMC Carswell prison in Texas. Marius has been given no indication of why he is there or what he can do to be moved back into the general prison population. Marius' supporters have started a campaign to pressure the Federal Bureau of Prisons to transfer Marius to a low security facility near his family and friends. Learn more about the "Move Marius" campaign here: www.movemarie.com
*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."