Federal Prison Primer

Joseph Buddenberg
Writers’ Blokke
Published in
6 min readFeb 14, 2021

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In 2015, I was charged and ultimately sent to prison for the Orwellian charge of “Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act” for freeing thousands of mink from fur farms. I served a two year sentence in federal prison. I wrote this for others facing repression so that they may prepare for prison life.

Other than the time I’ve spent in the SHU (Solitary), being transported was the most stressful part of my experience while incarcerated. I was held at six different federal prisons / holdover facilities over the twenty-one months I was incarcerated. That’s a bit of an anomaly…

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