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 of relief.
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
1 Easton Street
WC1X 0DW, UK
Web Form: http://www.amnesty.org/en/contact
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Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106