Jon Cowden, known as “The Forgotten Anon”, is currently incarcerated in the Federal medium security prison in Victorville, CA, in relation to charges of violations of the CFAA as a result of his online activism:
Jon served a 15 month sentence for hacking the computer systems of the office of Mayor Francis Slay of St. Louis to prevent police brutality during the Occupy camp evictions. He was part of the Anonymous Operation, #OpFreePalestine, hacking into Israeli websites as part of the ongoing Anonymous operations in support of the citizens of Gaza. Jon was arrested and re-imprisoned for possession of a smart phone and an iPad (neither of which was an actual violation of his Supervised Release terms), and for having a pocket knife in his bedroom.
This site is dedicated to raising awareness about Jon’s situation and providing information on ways to make Jon’s incarceration more bearable on him and his family (his girlfriend, Chazzy Dog, and Marley Cat). We’ll also probably share some cute pics of Chazz and Marley here too.