The International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee (ILPDC) is encouraging Peltier supporters to contact the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to support Peltier’s request to be transferred from USP Coleman, Florida to FCI Oxford, Wisconsin.
Peltier’s rationale for this request includes that he is approaching his seventy-fifth birthday, has been incarcerated for forty-four years, that FCI Oxford is 1,300 miles closer to his home and family, is closer to relative Native communities and for health reasons is in closer proximity to the Mayo Clinic and the Federal Medical Clinic in Rochester, MN.
That may all be true but absent from Peltier’s desire to be accommodated by the BOP is the undeniable fact that because of his brutal and murderous actions on June 26, 1975, Jack Coler and Ron Williams never made it out of their late twenties.
Jack and Ron never made it any closer to their families than the California cemeteries where they are buried.
Because of Peltier they never had the opportunity to spend productive lives with their loved ones.
No Parole Peltier Association supporters are also encouraged to contact the BOP to express their own feelings as to whether Peltier should be entitled to any special consideration. Besides, he likely may already be in the elderly unit at USP Coleman receiving greater attention along with other older inmates.
Background information regarding the Peltier matter can be summarized from the following links or from the NPPA website. (Footnote 1)
Supporters can call, fax, email or write the BOP as listed below. (Fn.2)
Peltier should be shown as much mercy and consideration as he gave Jack Coler and Ron Williams, and that would be none.
“In the Spirit of Coler and Williams”
2)Leonard Peltier inmate #89637-132
Address: Bureau of Prisons/Policy Correspondence, Grand Prairie Office Complex, 346 Marine Forces Drive, Grand Prairie, TX, 75051