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A New Way to Send Letters to Joel Bitar!


We are happy to announce a brand-new way for supporters and comrades to send Joel mail! No need to figure out international postage or scrounge for an envelope! Simply e-mail your letter to solidaritywithjoelbitar [at] gmail [dot] com with “Letter for Joel” in the subject line, and we will print, address, and mail the letter to Joel for you! Please remember to include your return address if you wish to receive a reply.

Writing a letter to a political prisoner is a concrete way to support those imprisoned for their political struggles. A letter is a simple way to brighten someone’s day in prison by creating human interaction and communication–something prisons attempt to destroy. Beyond that, writing keeps prisoners connected to the communities and movements of which they are a part, allowing them to provide insights and stay up to date.

We encourage everyone to write to Joel, and now it is even easier than ever! However, if you prefer to send a letter yourself, his current address is:

Joel Bitar
Central North Correctional Centre
1501 Fuller Ave.
Penetanguishene, ON
L9M 2H4