Back In The CMU

From: WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)

Date: 2/22/2018 9:08:48 AM

Subject: Back In The CMU

Message:

I was transferred from solitary confinement in FCI Greenville Tuesday, the 13th of February, 2018. According to my notice of transfer I am here because “On December 4th, 2017, the SIS office at FCI Greenville completed an investigation and determined that on November 15, 2017, you enlisted the help of the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, (NAALPO relays anonymous communiques, photos and videos to the media about direct action undertaken by radical animal rights activists) to encourage members of the public to e-mail and call FCI Greenville, in order to disrupt normal operations in an effort to pressure the executive staff to agree to several demands to address perceived grievances you have with the institution and the Bureau Of Prisons. Utilizing the inmate telephone system, you provided a recorded message which was released as a podcast, announcing your intention to engage in a hunger strike, outlining your grievances and encouraging supporters to contact the institution in support of your demands. To deter your continued attempts of using inmate communications to convey threats to injure and/or kill civilians; it is recommended that you be placed in a Communications Management Unit (CMU) for increased monitoring of your communications to protect the safety, security and good order of BOP institutions, government officials and the public.” Continue reading

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Walter Bond has been transferred to the Terre Haute CMU

Walter Bond has been transferred to the Terre Haute CMU.

Here is his new mailing address:

Walter Bond
37096-013
FCI Terre Haute CMU
PO Box 33
Terre Haute IN 47808

If you recently wrote to Walter at the Greenville Illinois prison address, your letter will probably be forwarded to the new address. If your letter is returned in the mail, just re-send it to the new address.

Thank you to all the supporters who have sent funds for Walter over the last few months while he was on hunger strike and later while he was in the SHU. Now that he is no longer in the SHU and transferred to a new location, your donations will be put to good use.

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Breaking News! (good and bad)

Walter Bond called tonight with the following update:

1) He spoke with the Assistant Warden of FCI Greenville and going forward he will get a Vegan tray at all meals. Walter also got assurance on this from the Regional Food Supervisor of the BOP.

2) The AW resolved the issues with delays in postal mail reaching Walter caused by SIS (Special Investigative Services) staff. The AW told Walter to contact him if problems reoccur.

3) Walter ended his hunger strike at day 6.

4) Walter will probably be transferred back to a CMU (Communication Management Unit) and will be held in the SHU at Greenville until that occurs in 3 to 5 months. CMUs are prisons set up for who the federal government considers a terrorist. From January 2012 to September 2015, Walter was confined in the CMU at USP Marion. As can be guessed from the phrase “Communications Management” CMUs attempt to all but completely shut off the prisoners’ communications with the outside. Prisoners are allowed very little phone time and all calls are live-monitored by an office in Virginia. Visiting a CMU prisoner is especially difficult: prisoners receive a much smaller visit time allowance and these monitored visits occur inside a non-contact booth where the parties have to speak to one another using phones. All incoming and outgoing mail to CMU prisoners are first sent to an office in Virginia to be read.

Walter is glad for the assurances about his meals and mail delivery. His not at all glad that he will likely be send back to the CMU. In the meantime he is in the SHU. He will be very isolated, being locked up by himself and only allowed 15 minutes per month of phone call time.

For all the people that phoned the prison… thank you very, very much! You will be happy to know you can stop calling!

You can write to Walter:

Walter Bond
37096-013
FCI Greenville
PO Box 5000
Greenville IL 62246

You can pick out a paperback book or magazine (no hardcovers) for Walter and order it to be sent directly to his address (don’t forget his prison number) from amazon, another book dealer or a publisher.

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Current Information about Walter Bond who has been placed in the SHU (solitary confinement) — hunger strike ended

Current information about Walter Bond (as of Nov 22)

This website has been set up and is maintained by supporters for Walter. Walter has no access to this page or to the internet. If any of this information changes, this post will be updated.

Walter Bond’s website has been down for a week, but is now back up (as you can see).

Walter was placed in the SHU (solitary confinement) on Nov 15 or 16. While held in the SHU he is only allowed 15 minutes of phone time per month. He was on a hunger strike which ended on Day 6. He met with the Assistant Warden on Monday, November 20 to discuss the problems he was having at the prison that caused him to go on hunger strike. Walter now will be given Vegan trays at all meals and was assured of a more timely postal mail delivery.

Walter was told that he will probably be transferred back to a CMU (Communications Management Unit) within the next 3 – 5 months. Until that time he will be held in the SHU.

The North American Animal Liberation Press Office has retained legal counsel for Walter. If you would like to help the Press Office in funding this effort, you can donate here.  In addition, another attorney with a lot of experience assisting Vegan Prisoners in similar situations is trying to gain permission to communicate with Walter.

Walter cannot now use Corrlinks to send or receive email.

Sending letters or cards to Walter Bond:

Walter Bond
37096-013
FCI Greenville
PO Box 5000
Greenville IL 62246

 

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Out Of The SHU

WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)
7/31/2017 8:07:23 AM
Out Of The SHU

On Father’s Day there was an altercation amongst the Puerto Ricans here at FCI Greenville. Me and 5 others were detained and held in the Special Housing Unit (SHU, or the hole) under investigation for assault. I was under investigation for about 40 days after which time I was released along with 2 others without any disciplinary action. I’m back in general population and all is well (as well as it can be in prison).

Thanks to everyone that wrote me while I was in the SHU your letters were inspiring and uplifting. I am very grateful for all the support I have recieved from the Vegan, Straight Edge and Anarchist communities over the years and am always amazed that after years in prison I’m still considered and thought about so much in the world! I only have about 3 years left, which for me is short time. so no worries.

It’s too bad that the Earth and her Animal Nations have been sentenced to a far more nefarious prison sentence than I have ever faced! human tyranny, greed and gluttony have left all in a state of suffering! For the sake of consumerism and capitalist greed this Earth suffers and dies! and as long as that is the case we all must remain vigilante in the fight for eco-defense! Vegan Fucking Straight Edge! !Liberacion Animal Cueste Lo Que Cueste!

Regards,


Walter Bond
ALF POW

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An FYI from Walter

WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)

4/27/2017 12:49:35 PM

An FYI from Walter

For a few years now I have been a devout Muslim. I have learned much on this journey both about myself, others and a little something about human nature as well. But  I cannot, in good faith (no pun intended) continue to represent, practice or even believe in Islam or any other world religion for that matter.

Animal/Earth liberation and Straight Edge have been my struggle for half of my life now and it is who I am and what I care about the most at my core, it’s in my blood and it is my primary concern. Religion, for me, diverts and obscures that message both personally and publically, and I am not alright with that.

Furthermore, these years of prison have distilled my hatred of Animal abuse and abusers. I do not feel that the human race is superior or even equal to the community of life and the living planet on which we all reside. I believe and I feel in my heart that anybody that abuses, murders or in anyway intentionally harms, destroys or causes a situation in which  harm or destruction is visited upon an Animal or the environment deserves to be harmed or destroyed themselves. Continue reading

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Five Years Ago On October 13, 2011

cartel-urbano

(photo used by Columbian Magazine, Cartel Urbano, for story starting on page 45 of Edicion 41… website link at bottom of post)

In a Corrlink’s email, Walter Bond recently commented on his sentencing 5 years ago on October 13, 2011 in Federal District Court, Salt Lake City, Utah:

WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)
9/26/2016 3:53:00 PM
A Reminder

I remember October 13th, 2011 well. I had already been in county jail for a year and a half and had already been sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for burning down the Sheepskin factory in Colorado. my lawyer had spent the last 8 months trying to talk me out of making any statement because the reverberations of my last speech in Colorado were still fresh and the court in Utah was already pissed off that I had the audacity to question their morality and to not equivocate in the faces of the judge, so-called victims and the media.

And I paid a very real price for this Utah statement. had the judge decided to show me mercy he could have ran my sentence together with Colorado instead of consecutive. In essence this statement turned my sentence into 12 years 4 months instead of 7 years 4 months.

6 years and some months later I sit in prison with a few more years to go before I see freedom but I still do not regret anything I have done. In fact, sometimes when I feel the drift of time, or I feel as if I’m losing sight of who I am, or when the happenings of the outside world seem so distant from me that I struggle to see there relevance. I read these statements and I remember. Continue reading

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El Incendiario de la Revolucion Animal por Paula Ricciulli

WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)

6/20/2014 7:53:09 AM

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EL INCENDIARIO DE LA REVOLUCIÓN ANIMAL

Por Paula Ricciulli (http://issuu.com/cartelurbano/docs/edicion41/45#share)

A Walter Bond lo sentenciaron a diez años de prisión por incendiar fábricas de lana y pieles, en protesta por el maltrato a los animales. desde una cárcel en Marion (Illinois), insiste en que no se arrepiente de lo que hizo. Entrevistamos a este activista del frente de liberación animal.

Mr. Whirly, el profesor de kínder de Walter Bond, le dijo una vez a la mamá de éste: “Su hijo es un niño muy brillante, pero tiene problemas con la autoridad y eso le causará inconvenientes algún día”. Y así fue. Hoy, Bond cumple una sentencia de diez años por los cargos de incendio en segundo grado y ofensa criminal. Continue reading

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