Political Prisoner profile: Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier is a Native American political prisoner and American Indian Movement (AIM) activist, serving two consecutive life sentences for a crime he was framed for— the 1975 killing of two FBI agents on the Oglala Sioux reservation. After the acquittal of his codefendants and being extradited form Canada under false pretenses, Peltier was convicted by an all white jury 12 in a hostile town. Peltier has appealed his sentence many times and has sued the FBI for withholding thousands of pages of important legal documents from FOIA requests.

He is an accomplished painter and writer, having published his memoir, Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance, in 1999. Peltier has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize multiple times. His defense campaign continues to advocate for executive clemency and his transfer close to home. More information: whoisleonardpeltier.info

Leonard Peltier #89637-132
USP Coleman I
Post Office Box 1033
Coleman, FL 33521

Birthday: September 12

Info was taken from NYC ABC’s Illustrated Guide to Political Prisoners.
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