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Help Medical MJ Prisoners in Fresno
by Mark Stout via a list
Wednesday Oct 12th, 2005 11:21 AM
Fresno Jail/Court Support Information for
Joe Fortt, Dustin Costa, and Thunder Rector
# From: Mark Stout < markstout2003 at>
# Subject: Fresno Jail/Court Support Information for
Joe Fortt, Dustin Costa, and Thunder Rector

Greetings Central Cali ASA folks,

I visited Joe Fortt, the former dispensary
owner from Bakersfield, who is being held in Fresno
County Jail on trial in Federal court. Dustin Costa
(DC Greenhouse) of the Merced Patients Group is in
another cellblock on the same floor. Two other Federal
cannabis defendants, Thunder Rector and James Holland,
are elsewhere in the same jail. (Thunder has been granted
bail and should be released shortly.)

Joe was in pretty good spirits despite the heavy
charges facing him and all of the oppression
(including a serious assault in Joe's case) that comes
along with incarceration. Having done a few months
myself back in the SF & Madera County Jails waiting
for trial on cannabis possession charges, I know how
valuable contact from the outside world is to inmates.
If you can write them (even postcards rock), and/or
ask to be on their visitor list, it would be greatly
appreciated. See guidelines below.

Joe asked me to make a few calls for him to friends
down in Bakersfield. Believe it or not, inmates in our
Fresno County Jail can only make collect calls, as
inmate calling cards are not available through the
commisary. Sounds like a civil rights lawsuit waiting
to happen, just as SF and other county jails have
already experienced.

Here is the booking info and mail/visitation
guidelines for our cannabis colleagues in the Fresno
County Jail:

Jail ID: T00229134 Booking No: 0523745
Name: FORTT,JOSEPH WILLIAM Date Of Birth: 11/14/62

Jail ID: T00229755 Booking No: 0526206
Name: COSTA,DUSTIN ROBERT Date Of Birth: 10/11/46

Jail ID: T00230818 Booking No: 050317
Name: HOLLAND, JAMES DALE Date of Birth 09/25/61

Jail ID: T00229060 Booking No: 0523378
Name: RECTOR,THUNDER THOMAS Date Of Birth: 08/27/72

Fresno Co Jail, PO Box 872
Fresno 93712

Inmate Information Center (Query on name or booking

Inmate Mail/Money/Visitation guidelines:

Last but not least, here are two back to back Fresno
court support excerpts from Rebecca Saltzman's last
ASA weekly alert...

Mark Stout
Renewable Energy/Air Quality Consultant
PO Box 4899
Fresno,CA 93744
mobile/(559) 273-4037
marks [at]
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Bipolar drama w/o mmjThunder RectorSunday Feb 5th, 2006 11:33 PM

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