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UPDATE: May 28, 2024. LifeSiteNews has been informed that as yet none of the recently sentenced DC-9 prisoners have been moved. 

Guide to restrictions on letters to the William G Truesdale Adult Detention Center included.

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(LifeSiteNews) — Pro-life rescuers in prison have made – and are making – generous sacrifices on behalf of their unborn brothers and sisters.

One sacrifice is the company of likeminded men and women: Christians and other people of good will who share their conviction that innocent human life is sacred. By giving up their emotional support networks of family, friends, and colleagues, our pro-life heroes are in danger of a loneliness that can be felt even – or especially – in a crowded prison cafeteria or yard. And many of them are due to be sentenced to longer prison terms this May – up to 11 years.

For this reason, LifeSiteNews is encouraging readers once again to write to imprisoned American pro-lifers. We have obtained the latest information on where several prisoners of conscience are currently serving sentences for their attempts to save the unborn. Although it is almost certain your letters will be read by prison staff before they reach our brothers and sisters, it may be that your sentiments will touch and console their hearts, too.

Letters addressed to Joan Andrews Bell (#A0032612); Jonathan Darnel (#A0189060); Herb Geraghty (#A0216674); Will Goodman (#A0216676); Lauren Handy (#A0176945); John Hinshaw (#A0216677); and Jean Marshall (#A0216866) can be sent to the following prison until their sentencing dates beginning May 14:

William G Truesdale Adult Detention Center
2001 Mill Road
Alexandria VA  22314

The William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center does not set a limit on the number of pages in a letter. However, the paper must not be larger than 8 inches wide or 10 inches tall. It must be written in blue or black ink. Any photos must be on plain white paper or photo paper. Polaroids are not permitted. The use of abbreviations in a letter is not permitted. No message or picture must be on the outside of the envelope. Greeting cards and Mass cards were rejected in May 2024. Please write or type letters on paper and do not send cards or cardboard of any thickness.

Letters addressed to Heather Idoni can be sent to the following address until her sentencing on May 14:

Heather Idoni
Washington DC Central Detention Facility
1901 D Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Letters and cards for Father Fidelis should be addressed like this:

Christopher Moscinski
DC Jail
1901 D Street, SE
Washington DC 20003

Letters for Jay Smith, who is serving a 10-month sentence, should be addressed as following:

Jay Smith
Metropolitan Detention Center
P.O. Box 329002
Brooklyn NY  11232

LifeSiteNews asks that names and addresses of other pro-lifer witnesses in prison for rescuing our unborn brothers and sisters be sent to Senior Editor Dorothy McLean: [email protected].

UPDATE: Readers have told us that sometimes their letters are rejected by prison officials. Please follow prison rules for correspondence; they change from facility to facility. If in doubt, keep your letters relatively brief (3 pieces of paper), using standard writing paper and envelopes. Do not send construction paper. Please assume that prison staff will open and read the letters.

Sign the prayer pledge for 9 pro-life rescuers facing a decade in prison.