November 06, 2013


Jeremy Hammond is a gifted young computer programmer facing a decade in prison. His crime? Leaking information from the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, information which revealed that Stratfor had been spying on human rights activists at the behest of corporations and the U.S. government.
In a non-cooperating plea deal, Jeremy pled guilty to one count of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. His sentencing will be held on November 15, 2013 at 10 AM at Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. We have lodged 265 letters of support, including 36 from leading data experts and freedom of information campaigners, calling on judge Loretta Preska to show leniency towards Jeremy, a former member of the hacking network Anonymous who has become a cause célèbre for hacktivists, civil libertarians and those concerned about the rights of whistleblowers.
Since March of 2012, Jeremy has been denied bail, cut off from his family, and held in solitary confinement– treatment normally reserved for the most egregious offenses. He did nothing for personal gain and everything in hopes of making the world a better place. He is facing a maximum sentence of ten years, but the minimum is zero. It’s time for him to come home.
Will you stand with Jeremy? Join us in saying that Jeremy has spent enough time in prison and asking Judge Loretta Preska to give him a sentence of time served.
"I am appalled that Jeremy Hammond is facing a decade in prison for exposing corporate spying. Already, he has been incarcerated since March 2012, held in solitary confinement, and at times has been denied the ability to communicate with his family. Jeremy has done enough time already. Please consider granting him a sentence of time served.”
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Press Releases & Updates
Below, you will find writings and press releases in Jeremy's own words. Please click here to see all of Jeremy's writings.

Statement by Jeremy Hammond on Sabu’s Sentencing
August 22, 2013

Statement from Jeremy Hammond, read at August 19th fundraiser
August 20, 2013

Statement from Jeremy Regarding His Plea
May 28, 2013
Gabriella Coleman
Gabriella ColemanProfessor, McGill University"Hammond knowingly took a risk for a political cause he passionately embraced and has taken responsibility for his actions. If justice is to be read more
Johanna Fernandez
Johanna FernandezProfessor of History, Baruch College "It is a tragedy of our time that so many young lives are destroyed by overreaching prosecutors bent on dissuading others from uncovering the read more
Birgitta Jonsdottir
Birgitta JonsdottirIcelandic Member of Parliament "If Jeremy Hammond would have been found guilty of the crimes he is alleged to have committed in Iceland, his actions would have been considered an act of read more
Chris Hedges
Chris HedgesPulitzer Prize Winning Journalist"The security and surveillance state is creating a hermetically closed system of power. It is doing this by rewriting laws to subvert the Constitution... Jeremy deserves a chance at read more
Andy Bichlbaum
Andy BichlbaumActivist, Filmmaker ("The Yes Men"). "It is absurd to me that the DOJ picks on people like Jeremy, while corporate and military criminals wreak havoc on the world and get away with mass read more
Heidi Boghosian
Heidi BoghosianExecutive Director of the National Lawyer's Guild. "Jeremy's Treatment by the government, unfortunately, is in line with that of other political read more