Note: As of August 4, 2016, the mailing address for Matthew Keys has changed due to an ongoing legal issue. To read more about the legal issue, or to make a contribution to Matthew’s legal defense fund, click here.

To send Matthew Keys letters after August 4, 2016 (handwritten or typed letters only):

Matthew Keys #70041-097o
USP Atwater
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 019001
Atwater, CA 95301

Matthew can also receive hardcover books, magazines and newspaper subscriptions at the above address, but only if they are shipped directly from the publisher or a bookstore such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble (click here for Matthew’s public Amazon wish list). Matthew may receive softcover books at the above address from any source.

Matthew also depends on direct financial contributions in order to maintain family and community ties and to continue his writing and reporting. Writing materials, envelopes, postage stamps, call credits and e-mail credits all come at significant costs. To make a financial contribution to continue Matthew’s work, send a money order (no cash or personal checks) in any amount in the name of Matthew Keys #70041-097 to the following address:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Matthew Keys
Register #70041-097
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

For more information on sending mail, packages, money (Western Union, MoneyGram) or other methods of getting in touch with Matthew after August 4, 2016, click here.

Matthew Keys also depends on the continued advocacy of his supporters in resolving and rectifying his ongoing legal issue. Those who wish to voice their support for Matthew may do so in one of the following ways:

Contact his attorneys Tor Ekeland at or Jay Leiderman at

Contact his elected representatives (accurate as of August 3, 2016 — for an updated list, click here):

Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) at 707-438-1822
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) at 415 393-0707
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) at 916-448-2787

Contact your federal elected official — for a complete list, click here.

Contact the White House comment line at 202-456-1111 or by e-mail here.