matt duran


Blaine and I were pretty famous around the neighbourhood for our duelling Simon Le Bon impressions ~ Cooper Anderson

Olejnik, arrested in 2007 and 2008 at the ports of Olympia and Tacoma for trying to blockade war equipment bound for Iraq, said federal prosecutors who questioned her seemed to be trying to identify networks, not crimes.

“They weren’t trying to figure out from me who did a certain thing. They wanted to know who knew who, who was connected to who,” said Olejnik, who has been held since Sept. 27. “They’re asking us who believes in things.”

—  LA Times Article about Grand Jury Resisters still in prison. [,0,4466815.story] 

Free Matt and KteeO!


MATT AND KTEEO WERE PUT BACK IN SOLITARY AT SEATAC ON THE 27TH. After not hearing from Matt for several days, his friends had his lawyer get in touch with him and they found out they were both put back in solitary on the 27th. We don’t know why they were moved. PLEASE CALL SEATAC FDC AT 206-870-5700 TO DEMAND THAT MATTHEW DURAN AND KATHERINE OLEJNIK BE MOVED BACK TO GENERAL POPULATION.

Write to ALL the PNW grand jury resisters!

Matthew Kyle Duran #42565-086
FDC SeaTac
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198

Katherine Olejnik #42592-086
FDC SeaTac,
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198

Leah-Lynn Plante #42611-086
FDC SeaTac
PO Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198

Your letter can (and probably will) be read by prison officials. Think about this when including any information about your political activities, immigration status, history of incarceration, or mentioning anything that might incriminate you or your communities. Do not write anything that could endanger yourself or the person you are writing to. Be aware that your letter may be censored as well.
Include your full name and contact information. Many prisons won’t give the envelope to the person you’re writing, so, if you want them to write you back, make sure your first and last name and mailing address are written legibly on the letter as well as the envelope. Include the prisoner’s full name and prisoner number on every page of the letter.
Be sure to use your penpal’s full government name on the envelope. Most prisons won’t deliver mail that isn’t to the legal name of your penpal.
Mail restrictions vary from prison to prison. Many prisons won’t allow stickers, paint, glitter, or any other mail art. It’s probably best to stick to white lined paper, black or blue ink, and a plain envelope for your first letter. If you continue corresponding with someone in prison, you can ask them about the particular restrictions at their prison.

(Leah can also get postcards, she would love them. You may also send photos. (as in disposable camera photos, not polaroids) Leah would love pictures of cute animals, epic nature, bikes, friendly faces, and silly/funny things.
Leah would much prefer to get hand written letters, but if you are unable or unwilling to write, you may email her support team here and they will mail your email to her.)

Please include your name and address if you would like a letter back.

it took me 14 months after i unemployed myself to be a little stressed about what i will be doing after the fall season–
proof to myself that the answer to that question will not always be blatantly obvious (as everything has just fallen into my lap and worked out so easily the past two years), and that i should stop thinking too many months ahead of the moment.

live for now.
so i guess im going to try to play the accordion, and then take a walk to go draw in the park while its still sunny out.

and also, i’ve got many feels on leah and matt’s grand jury resistance since i’ve been reading about them– inspiration overall. i am keepin’ them in mind and sending lots of love and good thoughts their way. <3