How to Support our Political Prisoners

If you have any updates to the information on this page, please email legal@occupydenver.org

We currently do not have any prisoners in custody, our last remaining political prisoner was released on 12/10/12

Denver County Jail

James Stacey - CD 0000735309 – since 03/15/12  Released 12/10/12

To find out upcoming court dates of Occupy Denver activists currently fighting charges go to our ‘Courtwatch’ Calendar

Writing Letters

Denver County Jail/Van Cise Detention:
Do not send photographs developed on photo paper, however plain paper copies of photos or newsclippings are ok.
Prisoner’s Name. CD number
PO BOX 1108
Denver Co, 80201

Visiting

BE AWARE AT ALL TIMES that everything is recorded, so do not ask any specifics about their case. Do not talk about the events leading up to their arrest. DO NOT discuss any aspects of their case that are not public knowledge (official charges and court dates are ok). If you are unsure, talk about something else that has nothing to do with their case. ANY phone calls are also recorded so do not discuss their case over the phone.

Van Cise Downtown Detention Center
490 West Colfax Avenue between Elati and Delaware
(Across the courtyard from the Lindsey-Flanigan Court House.)
Map
You will need:

  1. A valid ID (can be a passport)
  2. The name of the person you wish to visit.

Walk-in Visits:
Within the first 10 days of booking
7:00am – 9:00am, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
You must arrive at the very least 25 minutes before the close of your intended visit time. Only one person can visit at a time, unless it’s a group of family members. A friend can wait a few feet away in the lobby.

Appointment Visit Times:
After 10 days
7:00 A.M., 8:00 A.M., 9:00 A.M., 6:00 P.M., 7:00 P.M., 8:00 P.M.

  1. Pick up a visit form at the jail and drop off in person
  2. Call 720-913-3791
  3. Online visit request form

Commissary

Putting money on books (aka commissary) is a way to give cash that prisoners can use to buy extra food, stamps, paper and personal items. There are three ways to put money on their books:

  1. Denver County Jail/Van Cise Detention – A machine located in the jail on the back left wall of the visiting room. Enter the prisoner’s nameand follow the instructions. The machine accepts credit/debit cards or cash.
  2. Online at accesscorrections.com. You will need to create an account.
  3. Mailing a money order/cashier’s check. Do not send cash in the mail. Note that sending a money order though the mail takes longer and may be subject to additional delays.