Peaceful Uprising’s Call to Action

Tim was moved back to the MINIMUM SECURITY CAMP — late on the night of Wed March 28th, after FCI Herlong, the BOP office in Washington, DC and members of Congress received thousands of phone calls… from YOU!

Thank you for the overwhelming outpouring of support and for such effective public pressure.Peaceful Uprising will not stop investigating this situation because the most important questions remain unanswered: Why was Congress involved in moving Tim into isolated confinement, and who ordered the investigation? Martin Luther King said, “An injustice to one is an injustice to all”, and this abuse of power must be exposed in it’s entirety if we are to safeguard our own personal liberties.

In response to Tim being safely returned to the Minimum Security Camp at FCI, Herlong we are asking that no more calls are made to FCI Herlong or the BOP.  Please continue to call the members of congress listed below to ask for transparency on

1) Who called for the investigation on Tim?

2) Why did Congress have a hand in moving Tim into isolated confinement? 

“Tim DeChristopher inmate #16156-081 be immediately removed from the Special Housing Unit (SHU) and placed back in the Minimum Security Camp at FCI Herlong.”

If you’d like to say more, here are a few key talking points we suggest:

  • Keeping inmates in isolated confinement for an indefinite amount of time awaiting a hearing is not humane and is not acceptable.
  • *FOR CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS*  If they are your congressperson, tell them about the situation, [read here] and ask them if they know who ordered the transfer, and that you’d like them to take a look into it and get back to you promptly.  Ask them why Congress is taking such an interest in the emails of one inmate. Tell them that Tim is a nonviolent offender who was wrongly charged and convicted to begin with, and was placed in a minimum security camp because he posed no threat to anyone. If you have time, mention that an oil and gas company owned by William Koch was recently found to have conspired to defeat a BLM oil and gas lease auction, but was merely fined, while Tim sits in isolated confinement after being charged with two felonies. If you call Jason Chaffetz, ask him to launch an investigation in his oversight committee.

** Please be respectful and polite when making phone calls.  Outrage is appropriate, but remember that we are dealing with other human beings.

United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and

Homeland Security Congressional Members:


Jim Sensenbrenner, WI, Chairman of Subcommittee
(202) 225-5101
Louie Gohmert, TX, Vice Chairman of Subcommittee
(202) 225-3035
Jason Chaffetz, UT
(202) 225-7751
(801) 851-2500


Bob Goodlatte, VA
(202) 225-5431
Sandy Adams, FL
(202) 225-2706
Dan Lundgren, CA
(202) 225-5716
Mark Amodei, NV
(202) 225-6155
Randy Forbes, VA
(202) 225 – 6365
Bobbi Scott, VA
(202) 225-8351
Ted Poe, TX
(202) 225-6565
Steve Cohen, TN
(202) 225-3265
Timothy Griffin, AK
(202) 225-2506
Hank Johnson, GA
(202) 225-1605
Tom Marino, PA
(202) 225-3731
Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico
(202) 225-2615
Trey Gowdy, SC
(202) 225-6030
Judi Chu, CA
(202) 225-5464
Ted Deutch, FL
(202) 225-3001
Shelia Jackson Lee, TX
(202) 225-3816
Michael Quigley, IL
(202) 225-4061