How to Support Reality Winner, Imprisoned Whistleblower
Today, Friends of Reality Winner announced that Reality has finally arrived at the Carswell Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The whistleblower sentenced to five years in prison for sharing a secret NSA document outlining foreign interference in US election systems with a media outlet had been bouncing around various jails for the last month during a drawn out transfer process from Augusta, Georgia.
She is scheduled to be released December 29, 2021. This is by far the longest sentence ever given in federal court for leaking information to the media about a matter of public interest.
BIG #ShoutOut to all #RealityWinner supporters. Reality was suffering as she was moved around the country into county detention, isolated, scared, deprived of meds. All of you lifted her up with your heart and soulful messages. She is finally safe. #RealityIsInAMedicalFacility
Reality is expected to spend the remainder of her prison sentence at Carswell.
Write to her:
Reality Winner, #22056-021
Carswell Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, Texas 76127
If you’d like to write her more often, consider signing up for what’s basically the prison email via the Corrlinks.com system. The required account is under $10 a year and messages are screened and delivered within a few hours. Reality should have an account soon. Corrlinks also has an app in the app stores.
Deposit Money Directly
You can deposit money directly into Reality’s prison account via Western Union at
With Western Union, use her prison ID number without the dash, just “22056021”. Also, don’t be surprised if your credit card company initially declines the transaction until you confirm with them that it is not fraudulent.
Reality is hoping to get a MP3 player, shampoo, soap, and other things to make life a bit more bearable.
Sign the online petition
Join Courage to Resist and a dozen other organizations in calling on President Trump, who has acknowledged Winner’s treatment as “so unfair,” to pardon Reality Winner or to commute her sentence to time served.
Reality has exposed exactly what is going on in our prison-industrial complex. The poorest and most helpless people in our society are being exploited by greedy businessmen who take advantage of their situation, with the help of our elected officials. The situation isn’t a whole lot better at the VA hospitals, where the interests of the veterans have been sold out to the businessmen who are making a profit off of the very services that used to be run by the VA itself. They’ve privatized out the cafeterias, the PX’s (now called retail stores), and replaced the Red Cross ladies who used to hand out free coffee with Starbucks.
Well, after spending 16 months bouncing around between county jails and an illegal alien detention center, Reality has finally landed in the federal bureau of prisons, just last week, , where she should have always been. The situation was so pitiful for 16 months, with her being housed in one county jail in Georgia, the immigration detention center in Florida, and finally another county jail in Oklahoma, that people were actually rejoicing that she made it to the federal prison in Carswell, Texas. When you start celebrating your arrival at a federal prison, you know something is seriously wrong it our society. The next step is to get her out of that prison or any other prison because she never belonged in one in the first place.
Sunday, November 11th is Veterans Day. They’re giving all kinds of freebies to veterans and active duty military on that day – free coffee at Starbucks, free donuts at Dunkin’ Donuts, free pizza at California Pizza Kitchen, free lunches at Olive Garden Applebee’s, Red Robin, and lots of other places. I think the best freebie of all would be to free Reality Winner, and I’d trade that for all the other freebies.
As we approach Christmas and New Year’s, I think we should do everything we can to keep Reality Winner in the public mind. One thing I strongly suggest is to call the radio talk shows and let people know who she is and how the federal government has persecuted her. Also, send her a Christmas card at the address below:
Reality Leigh Winner, #22056-021
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, Texas 76127
Tomorrow, December 7th, is Pearl Harbor day. 77 years ago tomorrow, the Japanese attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the next day Congress declared war. Every single war since then, and there have been many, has been undeclared and unconstitutional, and that makes every member of Congress who supported or funded them complicit in our illegal wars. Yet our government wants us to consider Reality Winner to be a criminal for trying to protect our democracy. How hypocritical can you be?
God bless Donald Trump. He’s on his way to getting us out of 17 years in the Middle East. I knew there was a reason I voted for him. He’s going to end Bush’s blunder and Obama’s continuation of that blunder and start worrying about America for a change. You progressives should be happy because all the time Bush was in office all you did was criticize the wars, and then you suddenly stopped when Obama became president, but I didn’t. I opposed those wars at all times, and now you’ve got an American president finally doing something about it.. All he has to do now to get me to vote for him a 2nd time is to free Reality.