Yay! I got to talk to Marc!

As I was sitting in a school newspaper meeting Tuesday (I write for the college paper) my cell phone rang. The call was from an unknown number.

I usually don’t answer those calls. However, I had talked to Jodie, Marc’s wife, the evening before and she said Marc had been trying to call me all day the day before. She said if he called again the number would be unknown. I thought it might be Marc and sure enough it was.

Marc said I was the first person aside from Jodie that he had talked to since being taken into custody. He is doing well….considering the circumstances. He is a vegetarian so the diet at the prison leaves a great deal to be desired.

We talked about what his days are like and he wanted to know what I had been doing, how the kids are doing, how college is going, how my activism is going. We talked for about 15 minutes and as I was in the middle of telling him the latest news on the Rochester case he had to go. He has a letter on the way that I mailed over a week ago detailing the Rochester case. I know he will be happy to read about that.

It was really great to talk to him and I just thought all of my readers would like to know that he sounds very good and is adjusting as best he can. Some of you have asked about sending him money. Jodie says the best way is to send it to her and let her take it to him if you are sending money from the US. That will negate the need for a specific type of money order or the guards pocketing the cash that might be sent.

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  1. Jio on

    I empathize with Marc. I recently did three months in a Thai jail, thinking I was in for perhaps ten years–that was the estimate of most of my friends in Thailand. The thing that kept me going was friends, and in Marc’s case he has a ton of them, so that will get him through. Also, with all the effort his friends and followers are making I’m sure something positive will come out of it all. He’s a real hero for standing up for the rest of us.

  2. jodie on

    Marc is currently at North Fraser pretrial centre. He wants letters that explain what you’ve done to help free him — who did you call? What did you say? What else have you done to FREE MARC EMERY? That’s what he wants to hear… he wants to know that people are taking up the fight in his absence. Send photos of your rallies and protests, newspaper clippings with your Letters to the paper or articles about him (or anything he might be interested in).

    NOTE: Mail is thoroughly inspected so do not send any contraband! You cannot send money, books, music, or anything else but paper letters and non-Polaroid photos to Marc through the mail. No tape, stickers, post-it notes, labels, paper clips, staples, or anything else except paper. In the near future, a list of books Marc wants will be shared so people can send some reading material to him.

    Send Marc mail at this address:

    Marc Emery
    CS #06032080
    1451 Kingsway Avenue
    Port Coquitlam, BC
    V3C 1S2

  3. Joe on

    Is there a way that we can have mail sent to Marc at his present location? Maybe some encouragement from his fellow peers would be something that could help lighten his day? Just a thought. Thanks for any information that might be helpful.