Now that former National Alliance Chairman Shaun Walker is settled in at Sandstone Federal Corrections Institute (FCI) in Minnesota, he is permitted visitors as well as correspondence. On January 20th, 2008, Shaun Walker's wife reported on her recent five-day trip to Minnesota during which she visited with Shaun Walker on each day.
As expected, the prison staff tried to throw a bunch of bureaucratic roadblocks at her on Day #2, when she visited the prison for the first time. But she stood firm and insisted the corrections staff do their job. They respected her assertiveness; on subsequent days, they allowed her in without further delay or harassment.
You'll also note that the FBI has been harassing her at work ever since Shaun Walker's incarceration.
Here's her account of the critical second day of her trip (the first day she visited the prison:
Day 2 – I didn’t sleep well. I was concerned of possible “glitches”. When Shaun and I drove to visit Chester Doles, after a minimum of 4 attempts (for various reasons), I was unable to visit but Shaun made it through. Every federal prison has its unique twists with visitations rules.
I got up early (3:45 a.m. “my local time”), scraped the ice of the rental car window, snapped a few photos and began my journey to Sandstone FCI.
Sandpoint [should actually read "Sandstone"], a “low security” prison, is approximately 8 miles from Hinckley with 5 of the 8 miles being highway driving. I hopped on the freeway and within a mile I could see a state trooper parked on the right side of the highway. As I neared him, I moved to the left lane. Immediately after passing him, he merged onto the highway and followed behind me. My first thought was if I’m arrested for a bogus crime (you are sensitive to such thoughts once your husband is incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit PLUS I had recently been harassed at work by an FBI agent contacting my HR department) I don’t have any phone numbers memorized. I grabbed my cell while driving and began memorizing Ma & Pa Walker’s home phone number – just in case.
As I exited the freeway, my “escort” exited. I was followed for a quarter of mile and then was “escorted” by a large governmental van all the way until I reached Prison Road.
I found visitor parking, put my ID and $20 of quarters in my Ziploc bag, and walked to the visitation room.
Of course, I was first in line!! I filled out the paperwork for my visit and handed the guard my driver’s license. He looked in the system and said I wasn’t included on his approved visitor list. I asked the guard to call his counselor because I know I was approved. The guard called the counselor and the counselor approved me. Thank the gods it was a Friday as counselors don’t work on weekend ends.
Next, the guard views Shaun’s visitation allotment and tells me he has no more visit alloted to him for the month. I said that couldn’t be correct because he hasn’t had ANY visits. I asked the guard to call his counselor again. He did and counselor said he hadn’t updated Shaun’s visit allotment in the system.
The guard further begins the process and tells me, “Boy, we are having lots of difficulties getting you processed”; I just smiled.
I’m given a locker key to put my purse and gloves in. I take my jewelry and belt off and walk through a metal detector. We then get our hands stamped with invisible ink and are escorted to the visitor room.
Within minutes, I see Shaun. He has grown a mustache and a goatee. He looks great (and of course, sexy to me)! I’ve done my homework!! I know per the prison visitation regulations, we get to hug/kiss upon greeting and departures. We take full advantage of our greeting.
We had a lot of catching up to do. Shockingly, the food in the vending machines weren’t half bad. My favorite is the Angus cheeseburger you heat in the microwave.
I was so full by the end of each of the visiting days; I never left the hotel room for dinner!
You can read the rest of this account at the link. Shaun Walker's wife also provides us with instructions on how to correspond with Shaun Walker, from this separate page:
PO Box 1000
Sandstone, MN 55072
[The above address is for correspondence ONLY. Do NOT send money to the above address; use the other address given below].
The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Sandstone, Minnesota, is a low security facility for male offenders. FCI Sandstone is located 100 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 70 miles southwest of Duluth, off Interstate 35.
Sending books to Shaun: magazines, articles and SOFTcover books can be mailed directly to Shaun in an envelope marked “BOP approved material”. Magazines with perfume samples or stickers will be returned to sender.
Book requests: World Atlas, picture books on European countries, most current CIA World Fact Book 2008, and architecture books.
Shaun’s Birthday: September 27
Friends choosing to send funds through the mail must send those funds to the following address and in accordance with the directions provided below:
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name
Insert Inmate Eight Digit Register Number
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001
The deposit must be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate's full committed name and complete eight digit register number. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that do not have valid inmate information to the sender provided the envelope has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash cannot be accepted for deposit.
The sender's name and return address must appear on the upper left hand corner of the envelope to ensure that the funds can be returned to the sender in the event that they cannot be posted to the inmate's account. The deposit envelope must not contain any items intended for delivery to the inmate. The Bureau of Prisons shall dispose of all items included with the funds.
Shaun Walker has taken a major hit for the Cause. Whether he could have run the National Alliance better during his stewardship as Chairman should not be an issue. He would appreciate correspondence and I'm sure he could use funds for his commissary from time to time.
Shaun Walker's wife will continue to maintain the following websites: