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AS OF 9:43 P.M. DECEMBER 7, 2011

by Sharon Rondeau

The first two Monroe County courthouses were destroyed by fire. The most recent was built in 1868.

(Dec. 8, 2011) — The Post & Email has confirmed with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department that Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III was arrested at his home last night and returned to the Monroe County jail.

We spoke with Officer Grande, who was very professional and forthcoming with information regarding Fitzpatrick’s most recent arrest.  He stated that he saw no evidence of a physical struggle and that Fitzpatrick has been returned to Cell 9, where he spent most of his time before his release on December 3, 2011.

Additionally, the officer stated that someone had “made a mistake” in releasing Fitzpatrick on December 3, believing that he had “credit time” when he did not, and that Fitzpatrick actually “owed” 64 more days in jail as of last evening.   As of press time, the time “owed” is now 63 days, according to Grande.

We were told that Fitzpatrick had asked to return to Cell 9 and that there is one other male inmate there at the present time.

Grande reported that Fitzpatrick was charged with “destruction and/or tampering with government papers.”  When we asked if he knew what type of papers, Grande responded that they allegedly have to do with “the jury…they got him on camera picking up papers from the clerk’s desk with addresses and phone numbers.”

Grande stated that the judge issued a $1,000 bond for Fitzpatrick’s release on the new charge, but that he must serve the remaining 63 days before being eligible to post it.


Editor’s Note:  Detailed information about Monroe County’s history is here.


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  1. Walt seems to be in good spirits. The jail is cooling down as the nights have been in the low 20’s there, so that’s not a good thing as the jail cools with the weather. One of the bizarre things about this “institution” is that very little is allowed to be brought in for the inmates, including warm clothing, however warm clothing is sold at great profit from the jail commissary. The commissary has a note up now that only money orders are taken, but it was found out during Walt’s incarceration last winter that the guards sign the money orders and never put them in the inmates accounts. The Monroe County jail personifies the word “racket”.

    It seems like Walt’s charges are for sedition and he is incarcerated as a political prisoner. He will be there for 64 days and then bond out but during that time the grand jury will have made a presentment for trial. That trial will be set for soon after he gets out and he will be found guilty and sentenced for another six months in solitary without access to the outside world. America? In the 21st century?

  2. The papers Walt was gathering were probably the grand jury schedules. They are no longer posted on the outside bulletin board and Walt would get them each week and have the clerk print them. They now come directly from the clerk and the video was probably just Walt getting the schedules. The whole courthouse complex has a very sophisticated video surveillance system. This was a set up, no doubt.

    As to requesting Cell 9, that is certainly bogus. The excuse for putting Walt in Cell 9 in September was “for his own protection”. This time it is “because he requested it”? Certainly not! Cell 9 blocks all sensory perception. The inmates in that cell have no sense of day or night. There is no running water. They do not have access to a phone (why Walt is actually there). They have no way of contacting a guard. Their only sense of weather is when rain blows thru the wall. Inmates in that cell sleep on concrete.

    Pray for Walt to have the strength to resist the effects of two more months of virtual solitary confinement.

    Read Amendment VIII to the Constitution.

  3. If this stuff wasn’t so criminal, it would be like a 1940s cartoon of Tom & Jerry.

    It appears to me that we’re not dealing with corruption here, we’re dealing with incompetence and stupidity. These stupid people don’t have any idea what the hell they are doing, except they really don’t like that guy Fitzpatrick, and, man, they’re gonna make him pay.

    How can people like this actually get into government?