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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Walter Bond placed in the SHU (solitary confinement)… has been on hunger strike since announcement on Nov 15

EVERYBODY! WALTER BOND IS ON HUNGER STRIKE! CALL FCI GREENVILLE AT LEAST TWICE A DAY EVERYDAY TO EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT HIS HEALTH AND WELL-BEING!

CALL FCI GREENVILLE AT: (618) 664-6200, tell them you are calling about prisoner Walter Bond, number 37096-013.

Statement from Walter Bond recorded by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office on 11/15/17:

“Since my arrival in Greenville two-and-a-half years ago, my communications with the world have been made incredibly difficult and at times impossible. I have been repeatedly denied books, magazines, letters and pictures. It’s standard operating procedure that my mail – be it my email or snail mail — is habitually days, weeks and even months late. It is not at all uncommon for my mail, both incoming and outgoing, to simply never arrive.”

“I’ve been…. I’ve even been denied copies of my own book, “Always Looking Forward,” which I wrote in prison and is approved for me to have. “

“It has also become impossible for me to adhere to my Vegan diet, because none of the so-called “meat options” offered at Greenville, Illinois are even close to Vegan. Because of this, I have been forced at great cost to my friends, family and supporters to pay outrageously for foods from the commissary that continue to be an inadequate version….”

“I have tried now for over a year to obtain a transfer from FCI Greenville, Illinois closer to New York City where I intend to live upon my release, but I have been denied this as well through petty and irrelevant disciplinary reports.”

“Despite all of this, I have maintained years of patience, quietly awaiting my freedom. But, my cooperation has got me nothing.”
“So in the tradition of A.L.F. activists before me, such as Barry Horne, I am going on hunger strike. I will not eat anything and will starve until these issues are remedied.”

“I’m asking everybody in the Animal Rights and Anarchist communities to stand with me with your protests and actions of solidarity.”

“You can reach the institution concerning my health and well-being at (618) 664-6200.”

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Sixth anniversary of Walter Bond’s statement to the federal court in Utah before being sentenced on October 13, 2011

On October 13, 2011

Federal District Court, Salt Lake City, Utah

Walter Bond’s Statement at his Sentencing

I’m here today because of the arsons I committed at The Tandy Leather Factory in Salt Lake City, and the Tiburon Restaurant in Sandy, Utah which sells the incredibly cruel product foie gras. The US Attorney wants to give me the maximum sentence and beyond, not because of my ‘crimes,’ but because I am unrepentant and outspoken.

My intuition tells me that this court is not going to show me mercy because I became ‘suddenly sorry.’  So instead of lying to the court in a feeble attempt to save myself, as I’m certain many do when they face their sentencing day, allow me to tell you what I am sorry for. Continue reading

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My First Time (with a brick and a handbill)

WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)
8/18/2017 7:49:20 PM
My First Time (with a brick and a handbill)

I remember the first time I was ever in a riot. It was Martin Luther King Day in Denver, Colorado and the ku klux klan and assorted nazi, fascists and skinhead scum had turned out to spew their invective racist garbage from the steps of the capital. Our mayor was mayor Wellington Webb. He was incredibly distraught with the fact that the kkk had come to town and obtained legal permit to gather and rally on the capital. So he organized a counter march and demonstration of which I took part.

Tens of thousands of people marched in protest. the march started in Aurora on Colfax Avenue and ended in Denver proper right in the center of downtown and in front of the racist scum. the klan and assorted wing nuts were heavily protected by police and riot squad. as a sea of people gathered the kkk began screaming racial epithets and slurs and laughing at the protesters. And that’s when………….. Continue reading

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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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Walter Bond is in the SHU (Solitary Confinement)

Walter was placed in the SHU on Monday because he is being investigated for an assault. He can’t discuss the incident because he is being investigated. He said he could be there for a few months. He would like to receive letters from you all, and include your address in the body of the letter even if you are already a correspondent, because he doesn’t have anybody’s address where he is now. He sounded okay. We can make his time in the hole go faster by sending him entertaining letters and cards. Jokes and funny stories and pictures are good.

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

Maybe you only know a little about Walter, and it’s hard to imagine what he is like as a person. Some of what makes him stand out as both a personable individual and as a man with clear insight who is willing and able to extend himself for right, comes out in his recent interview conducted by NAALPO’s Dr. Jerry Vlasak.

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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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