Thursday, October 27, 2011

Leonard Peltier Update: USP Coleman

In September, Leonard was transferred to USP Coleman in central
Florida. His conditions initially appeared to be an improvement over
the penitentiary in Lewisburg. but it seems his living conditions may
indeed be much worse. For example, Leonard still isn't being allowed
visitors. Family members have to reapply to be put on Leonard's
visitors list. Even the attorneys (for the first time) have to be put
on his visitors list. The attorneys have another level of approval to
navigate, as well, but are finding it difficult to contact prison
officials to make all the necessary arrangements. It took one
attorney over one month to gain access to his client. Leonard is
being isolated as never before. In addition, Leonard has been
assigned to a top bunk. Due to a torn ligament which has never been
repaired, Leonard's ability to climb safely is diminished. Mr.
Peltier also should be placed in a unit with other older prisoners,
but Coleman has Leonard listed as being 57 years of age when , in
fact, he is 67 years old. All of Leonard's prison records over these
many years clearly indicate his correct date of birth. Curious, right?


Dr. Thomas Kane, Acting Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 1st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: (202) 307-3250 (Director); (202) 307-3198 (Switchboard)
Fax: (202) 514-6620

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From: COA/Public Information~ COA/Public Information~

Cc: ; SERO/

I did get a response to my e-mail on if I was able to visit with Mr. Peltier from above address.
It was a no.