The Fiercest Animal: A Mother’s Day message

  When your loved one is in prison, holidays are especially difficult. Mother’s Day is no exception. No matter what mistakes our children may have made, we mothers steadfastly love them. If they suffer, we suffer. If their lives are wasting away in a cage, we are also...

Ross Ulbricht turns 34 today

Ross Ulbricht turns 34 today. It is his fifth birthday spent in prison, serving a double life sentence for all non-violent charges. If District Court Judge Katherine Forrest has her way, Ross will spend all his future birthdays there too, until he is carried out as a...

Four Years Ago Today

October 1, 2017 Today marks four years that Ross Ulbricht has been incarcerated. He was recently moved from New York to USP-high Florence, Colorado, a maximum-security prison where the Bureau of Prisons puts its most violent offenders. This is not because Ross is...

Doherty from Reason on “Kingpin” book

As always, Brian Doherty gets it. Just a couple of corrections: Ross says his purpose in creating Silk Road was to provide an open free market where people could exchange goods beyond government interference. What was exchanged was buyer/vendor driven. Although it...

So much for Judge Forrest’s deterrence

Judge Forrest used her draconian sentence of Ross Ulbricht to set an example and send a message, to frighten other would-be dark net marketeers from opening websites. Instead those markets are bigger and badder than ever. Way to...