DeChristopher has been held at Herlong federal prison in the Sierra highlands of northern California since September. A senior officer at the facility could not confirm whether DeChristopher had been moved from the prison's minimum security area to its medium-security Special Housing Unit.
"The only information that I can give you is that he is here," the senior officer said of DeChristopher. "We're not authorized to comment on housing conditions."
Public Information Officer Eloisa Debruler confirmed to HuffPost that DeChristopher will be held at Herlong until April of 2013.
In the past two weeks, he has been allowed out of his 8-by-10-foot cell (which he shares with one other inmate) four times, each time for less than an hour, activists allege.
It's a bit of a strange story. According to Peaceful Uprising, DeChristopher was transferred "because an unidentified congressman had called from Washington D.C., complaining of an email that Tim had sent to a friend."
The group alleges that Tim was inquiring about "the reported business practices of one of his legal fund contributors, threatening to return the money if their values no longer aligned with his own."
DeChristopher's legal defense team will address the issue at a press conference on Thursday afternoon on the steps of the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City.
RT is the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel which brings the Russian view on global news. See their video take below. The video is part of an article, posted from the Common Dreams Website.
Tracking the Anonymous Congressman Who Made the Request
From The Alyona Show:
In late 2008 the Bush administration rushed to do one last favor for their friends in the oil and gas industry so the Bureau of Land Management held an auction in December of 2008 to sell oil and gas drilling rights on thousands of acres of federal land.
Environmentalists weren't pleased and activist Tim DeChristopher ended up behind bars for trying stop to this sketchy auction. He was charged with two felony counts and last July he was given a two year sentence and a $10,000 fine by a federal judge.
Rolling Stone reported last week because of an email he sent to the person who manages his finances, using the word "threat", DeChristopher was put in isolation. But the Bureau of Prisons did this reportedly at the request of an anonymous Congressman.
So we're asking you to get in touch with your member of Congress office and politely ask the staff to state on the record whether or not they contacted the Bureau of Prisons about DeChristopher's letter. If so, did they ask for the bureau to implement retaliatory measures such as isolation?
*For more information please see peacefuluprising.org