There are several ways that you can help support Eric McDavid:

Fundraising
Donations to Eric's support fund are used to help him pay for phone calls to loved ones, stamps and writing materials, books, etc. These funds are also used to help his loved ones pay for trips down to Terminal Island to visit him. Visits are incredibly important to Eric and his loved ones and are imperative for maintaining everyone's sanity. Please consider making a contribution through PayPal (yes, we hate it too). If you would rather not use PayPal, please contact us and we will tell you how you can donate (email: info[at]supporteric[dot]org).


You can also contribute by donating directly to Eric's commissary, which will allow him to buy stamps, phone cards, food and others essentials. You can use either Western Union or a money order. Western Union is quicker but has fees associated with it. For instructions on how to put money into Eric's commissary account visit this link at the Federal Bureau of Prisons Website:

http://www.bop.gov/inmate_programs/money.jsp#Quick_Collect

You will need Eric's name and registration number (Eric Taylor McDavid, 16209-097).Please also include these on the money order itself.

Support Eric t-shirts are also available. All proceeds from the shirts will go directly to Eric's support fund. If you would like to order a t-shirt, click here.

Letters
Eric is a long way from home in an incredibly stressful environment. Please take a moment to send Eric a letter of support! It would mean so much to him. You can send postcards, cards, photocopies of news articles, stories, black & white drawings, or simple notes of support. Please keep in a mind a few important points when writing Eric:

  • All letters must have a return address on the envelope.
  • Please also put a return address on the letter itself, as prisoners are almost never given the envelopes.
  • Keep in mind that all mail is read by authorities. Please do not discuss his case, charges or issues relating to either.
  • Pictures are allowed, but must be 4x6 size or smaller. No Polaroids.
  • Eric cannot receive envelopes, blank paper or stamps.
  • Avoid using white-out, stickers, tape, colored ink/paper or glitter.
  • PLAIN cards are allowed but you must write something inside.
  • Most facilities do not allow torn pages from books, magazine or newspaper clippings. Photocopies, however, are accepted
  • Please remember that, even if unsolicited, mail can still result in sanctions against a prisoner.
  • Please address all mail to Eric as follows:

Eric McDavid 16209-097
FCI Terminal Island
Federal Correctional Institution
PO Box 3007
San Pedro, CA 90731

Books

*Thanks to lots of amazing supporters, Eric currently has more books than he can handle! If you would like to support Eric, he has asked that instead of books, people put the money into his support fund (which is used for things like commissary, legal fees, and visits from his partner). *

Support Alerts
Please watch for support alerts posted on this website in the section "updates." Eric and his family and friends will need continued support throughout this horrible ordeal. Support updates will be posted periodically, as we get information. If you would like to receive e-mail updates about Eric and his case, please e-mail us at info[at]supporteric[dot]org and ask to be added to the alert list.

Flyers
Help us spread the word about Eric and his case! Download flyers here to distribute in your community and at your events. For a zine about Eric, his case and June 11th, click here.

Thank you for your support!