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Jon Cowden is currently being held w/out bail for possession of a pocketknife & receipt of an unactivated cellphone. Funding is needed for incarceration-related expenses such as getting his car out of impound, phone calls & care for his service dog.

Jon Cowden is currently incarcerated in a federal prison due to alleged violations of his supervised release terms for a hacking-related crime. The alleged violations include possession of a pocket knife, an iPad, and the receipt of a smartphone (the smartphone was in a sealed, shipping envelope outside the residence where Jon was staying; the phone was new, unactivated and inside a sealed box when the package was opened).

There is an urgent need for funding assistance to get Jon's car out of the impound lot, as fees are accruing daily.  Jon needs this car upon his release in order to attend court-ordered counseling and other appointments, medical appointments and eventually commuting to work. Since it is unknown how long it will be until he's released, we need to get the car out of the impound lot to prevent these fees from continuing to increase. The current cost as of August 6, 2015 is $1,058 (with additional fees for after-hours pickup, plus costs related to transportation to the lot to physically get the car).

Any funds raised above the total impound cost will be used towards food and medical expenses for Jon's service dog, Chazz, whose vet bills have already exceded $500 due to anxiety-related skin issues that have developed since Jon's arrest.

Should we be fortunate enough to raise funds above those required for the car and Chazz's help, those funds will be applied to Jon's account for his phone calls to his girlfriend and his parents, so that they can continue to stay informed on the status of his case, as well as provide him with emotional support and love.

For more information about Jon's case:

Orwellian Post Incarceration Computer Use Restrictions or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Luddism

Jon Cowden, the Forgotten #Anonymous: an interview

Welcome Home Jon Cowden: Life after Prison #OpPalestine

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