Update on Ramsey Orta

Many of you may have heard that Ramsey has been put back in Solitary Confinement. I (Jacob Crawford) visited with Ramsey last week and have a few things to report back on.

Ramsey is standing strong, but these past few months have been really difficult for him. He wants to be home with his fiancé, not in solitary confinement up on the Canadian border.

Ramsey will be in solitary confinement til February however he can receive books and letters.

Ramsey can receive visits right now, but is asking people to hold off for the time being. He only wants visits from a couple people.

Ramsey is dealing with a lot of stress. It’s clear our brother is overwhelmed and he really needs his family. He has experienced a rough incarceration, and he is having a difficult time preparing for his return home.

In recent months people have been coming out of the woodwork with propositions ranging from book deals, to movies, to inappropriate advances.

Ramsey doesn’t want to hear it. If you have an inquiry, email [email protected] and someone will reach out. Ramsey has been less responsive to letters in general, but the recent influx of inquiries has made Ramsey stop responding to letters all together.

Ramsey has a lot of things he wants to do when he gets out,
but the most important things to him are to be with his loved ones, and to get back on his personal projects.

Ramsey wanted to make sure that people know that he is grateful and apologetic for not being as responsive as he has been in the past. He just needs some space to make sure he is grounded, and prepared for his return home. He hopes that him taking some personal time doesn’t alienate people.

Here’s how you can help.

If you are going to write please do so with compassion and dignity.

Prisoner Advocacy
We need a prison rights lawyer that can help with Ramsey’s transition home.

We need to intensify our fundraising efforts for Ramsey.  If you and your community want to throw an event for Ramsey, we would gladly come and present.

1. We need to keep his PayPal full for visits, phone, and commissary
2. We need to continue growing Ramsey’s welcome home fund.

As always if you want to write Ramsey you can at

Inmate Mailing Address:
Ramsey Orta 16A4200
Collins Correctional Middle Rd
P.O box 340
Collins, NY 14034

Important note. You must put your contact information in the return to sender part, or Ramsey will not receive the letter.

Sending Books 

  • Hood Novels: Ramsey has gotten his fill on revolutionary theory for the moment.
  • Book Puzzles: While they are a hit or miss, Ramsey will def  work a puzzle when he is solitary.

You can send money to Ramsey’s Paypal at [email protected]

You can support Ramsey’s Welcome Home Fund here.

Thanks. If you have any questions you can reach out to [email protected] or [email protected]