Last night, before the release of Jamie Bevan, members of Cymdeithas yr Iaith, the Welsh Language Society, placed stickers stating "Jamie Bevan Prison for the Language" in Carmarthen town.
Jamie Bevan was jailed for 35 days by Merthyr Magistrates Court on August 13 for refusing to pay a fine after he had received correspondence in English only.
One of the campaigners said:
" We wanted to show our clear support for the brave stand Jamie has taken for everyone who wants to receive Welsh services by the courts and to draw people's attention to his stand.
Before his court case Jamie received correspondence in English only despite asking for bilingual correspondence every time, and receiving appologies and promises that it would not happen again. During his time in jail he also insisted on a Welsh provision, as this was not available it meant he lost out on basic services expected for prisoners.
In a letter to the Welsh language Comissioner, Meri Huws, Jamie Bevan has stressed that it is not for himself he has been fighting but in order to ensure a Welsh language service in the courts and prisons for anyone wants it.
Bethan Williams, Chair of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg said:
"Jamie Bevan will be released tomorrow and even though he did get some Welsh services after insisting on them nothing has really chaned.
"The courts and jails are just an example, there is a lack of Welsh language services and the tockenistic attitude of the court and the jail, although unacceptable, is what we have become used to."