The Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense effort
We are a group of family, friends and supporters who are working to free Ross Ulbricht from a barbaric, double life sentence for all non-violent charges. Our mission is to have Ross be a free man again and give him the chance to make a contribution to this community and society.
Supporting organizations include:
- Reason Foundation
- Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
- Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)
- Cato Institute
- National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
- National Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
- People’s Law Office
- And many more…
Our aim is not only to help Ross, however. By living through this ordeal, and getting to know other families and inmates in prison, we have learned that Ross is not unique in how he was investigated, tried and sentenced.
We hope that by shining a light on the plight of multiple thousands of people caught in the U.S. criminal justice system, and sounding a warning about diminishing freedoms, we can help move the U.S. back toward being a more just, humane and free nation again.
In addition to funding Ross’s appeals and gaining his freedom, we are focused on the following issues:
- The right to a fair trial
- Excessive sentencing practices
- Mass incarceration
- The failed Drug War
- The right to privacy
- Prosecutorial misconduct
- Dangerous precedents set with the Silk Road case
Our supporters are from all over the world and all walks of life, ages and political persuasions. They are people who see past the sensationalism that has clouded the case to the importance of the larger issues that it will impact.
Please join us and them!