Letters from the Dungeon

During the years of my incarceration in Germany between 2005 and 2009 I’ve written many letters to supporters, some of which with the explicit intent to have them published on the internet. A few of them I have managed to recover from there, and some of them might be of interest to the public, so I post them here. Some of the letters’ contents might surprise you, as one would expect the authorities to have intercepted them. But I found out quickly that the German authorities, not willing to, or capable of reading English, let all my English letters slip through uncensored. German letters with a similar content always got intercepted.

Prison Artwork

A little over two months after my arrest in the U.S. and after my deportation to Germany, at the beginning of the Christmas church service of 2005 in the Stuttgart-Stammheim penitentiary, every inmate received a red rose. I tied mine to a shelf board in my cell so that it would dry. Not quite two …

December 30, 2005

This letter was sent to Dr. Fredrick Toben from Stuttgart penitentiary and discusses several revisionist publishing activities which I tried to remote-control from within…

August 27, 2006

This letter from the Stuttgart prison was my battle cry, a few months before my trial started. Hear the lion roar!

October 7, 2006

This letter, after almost a year of incarceration, describes the routine of the 44 months I spent in various German prisons.

August 15, 2007

This letter to Dr. Fredrick Töben describes some of the daily routine in Mannheim prison.

May 10, 2008

This letter to Paul Grubach describes the regimen at Rottenburg prison, my last stage before my release on July 5, 2009.