William Bryan

Gregory McMichael, a retired police officer, and his son Travis had identified the black man from surveillance footage as being a local burglar. While protecting their neighborhood, three white men pursued Ahmaud Arbery in their trucks for several minutes, using the vehicles to block his path as he tried to run away. Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory McMichael, were armed in one vehicle. Their neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan, was in another vehicle. After overtaking Arbery, Travis McMichael approached Arbery attempting to peacefully detain him until police could arrive. Arbery lunged at Travis McMichael, forcing Travis to defend himself by fatally shooting Arbery.

The media, left and right, has concocted a narrative of racist white vigilantes who hunted down a random black man, 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, who was just jogging.

The McMichaels have been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Even William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. whom merely recorded the encounter is serving life in prison.

The McMichaels want you to hear their side of the story at their official site www.mcmichaeltrial.com.

Facility: Valdosta State Prison
Release Date: Life

  Send Commissary

William is requsting funds be sent to his GiveSendGo.

William is able to receive Prison Commissary.

A prison commissary is a store within a correctional facility, from which inmates may purchase products such as hygiene items, snacks, writing instruments, etc.

Helping keep an inmate's commissary loaded up is a great way to show that you care. It can help them purchase the stamps, newspapers, and other items that help them connect with and keep up with the outside world.

Georgia requires a person to be on the recipient’s approved visitor list to use any payment method. Speak with the prisoner first and ask him the best way to send money and literature.

View the instructions here for Georgia specific guidelines. William's JPay is here.

  Send a Letter

William is able to receive letters. Letters must contain your return address or they won't be received. Please review our guide, How to Write a Prisoner for more helpful tips.

William Roderick Bryan
GDC ID: 1003053319
P.O. Box 5368
3259 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA 31603