Daniel McGowan

Former political prisoner & environmentalist

Daniel McGowan was born and raised in New York City. He is an environmentalist committed to social justice and bettering the world for all. His family and friends know him as energetic, enthusiastic, well read, diligent, trustworthy and caring. He enjoys life and knows how to make the best of the worst situations. In fact, he has. Daniel spent the last five and a half years in federal prison (much of it in a CMU) after being convicted of arson and conspiracy charges related to events that occurred at the turn of the century. He was the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary film If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front. Currently, Daniel is serving the end of his seven year prison sentence in a halfway house in Brooklyn, New York. He works at a law firm in Manhattan and is enjoying life back in his hometown with friends, family, and his loving wife Jenny.