Forwarded on behalf of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee, 27 July 2011:
The Attorney General of the United States manages the Department
of Justice, of which the Bureau of Prisons is a part. For the
next two days, we ask supporters to contact Attorney General Eric
Holder. Whether for a week, a month, a year, or 10 years... Solitary
Confinement is Torture! Solitary is cruel and unusual and was
recognized as such by the U.S. Supreme Court a century ago. Express
your concern about the impact of solitary on the health of Leonard
Peltier, a 66-year-old man in poor health. Demand that Leonard
Peltier be immediately released from solitary and returned to the
general population at USP-Lewisburg.
Correspondence to the Department, including the Attorney General,
may be sent to:
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Office of the Attorney General Public Comment Line - 202-353-1555
E-mails to the Department of Justice, including the Attorney General,
may be sent to AskDOJ@usdoj.gov. IMPORTANT: Address your e-mail to
Attorney General Eric Holder so that your e-mail will be forwarded
to his office.
Time to set him free... Because it is the RIGHT thing to do.
Friends of Peltier
Forwarded on behalf of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
on 29 Jully 2011:
While less than a week ago, the current heat index in Lewisburg,
Pennsylvania, is 100 degrees F. The prisoners in solitary confinement
at the federal penitentiary are not sheltered from the heat. The
prisoners have to sleep on the floor at night to get some semblance
We received word today that Leonard now has to share his very small
isolation cell with another prisoner. We're told that the cell next
to Leonard's cell is currently occupied by three prisoners!
Recently, a prisoner in solitary at USP-Lewisburg attempted suicide.
The situation at USP-Lewisburg is critical. Please take action.
Amnesty International designated Leonard Peltier as a political
prisoner a long while ago. Amnesty International's Secretariat, based
in the UK, is responsible for the majority of the organization's
research and leads AI's campaigning work. Please contact AI and urge
that organization to immediately take an active hand in this crisis:
Fax number: +44-20-79561157 Address:
1 Easton Street
WC1X 0DW, UK
Web Form: http://www.amnesty.org/en/contact