Recently the President signed into law the CARES ACT, which among other requirements, provides for the release of elderly federal inmates who have underlying health issues and may be at higher risk for Covid-19. Part of the intent of the law is to limit the potential spread of the Corona Virus among the inmate population and reduce prison populations.
Peltier believes he is a candidate for release and home confinement. According to his “Defense Committee” Peltier has a “reentry plan” to return to the Turtle Mountain Reservation and allegedly has family land where he can live.
The Defense Committee is asking Peltierites to write the Federal Bureau of Prisons Directors to make a case for Peltier’s release and suggested for them to include this in their letters:
“Mr. Peltier is 75 years old and in very poor health: his only desire is to go home to the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation and live out the remainder of his years surrounded by his family.”
Time for a reality check:
We all know that Jack and Ron were surrounded by their families:
That was at their funerals in 1975.
Peltier, like many other aged lifers is experiencing the predictable affects of the aging process that everyone must face in time, but he denied that to Jack Coler and Ron Williams.
Does Peltier meet the requirements for release? The answer is No.
Peltier is long-in-the tooth, has some health issues but was convicted, (a conviction that was upheld at every level, notwithstanding his incessant fabrications, outrageous claims and tacit admissions of guilt), for the brutal and cold-blooded murder of two already wounded and defenseless human beings. Peltier is deservedly serving consecutive life sentences in addition to the seven consecutive years for his armed escape from Lompoc penitentiary.
Is Peltier a threat to society at this point? Perhaps not as evidenced by the bloated figure seen at his Lewisburg parole hearing in 2009. Nonetheless, he must continue to serve the remainder of his sentence and not seek special consideration to live out the remainder of his years surrounded by his family. His malicious act deprived Jack and Ron from being able to do the same.
Request of NPPA supporters
Supporters are encouraged to write to U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr, BOP Director Michael Carvajal and Regional BOP Director J. A. Keller and express your opinion why Leonard Peltier #89637-132, USP Coleman 1, Coleman, Florida should NOT be considered for release under the CARES ACT.
Any factual references needed can be easily found on the NPPA website: www.noparolepeltier.com
Hon. William P. Barr
U.S. Attorney General
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Director Michael Carvajal
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St., NW
Director J.A. Keller
Federal Bureau of Prisons
3800 Camp CRK PK SW/Bldg 2000
Atlanta, GA 30331
Everyone, please be safe as we face this unprecedented crisis and pray that America comes out on the other side as the strong and prosperous nation it was.
“In the Spirit of Coler and Williams”