Published May 8, 2016
COLEMAN, FLORIDA — Jasmine Heiss, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) senior campaigner, Individuals at Risk Campaign, joined Lenny Foster, Navajo Corrections Project supervisor and spiritual advisor to Leonard Peltier, and Peter Clark, co-chairman of the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, visited Leonard Peltier for five hours yesterday, Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Coleman USP 1, where Peltier is incarcerated.
During the visit Peltier shared that he quite often feels ill and unstable for moments on his feet. He is not expecting another scan, or examination, of the abdominal aortic aneurysm for at least a couple of months.
Peltier, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, has been diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurism in January 2016. Peltier is in need of surgery was told he had to wait until it grew. In February 2016, he was told he would have another CAT scan in six months, which be sometime in August.
“Leonard is very anxious of a rupture of the aneurysm while being housed in a maximum security facility that lacks proper staff or equipment to save his life. He asks that everyone contact their Congress representative and senators. And write, phone, fax and email the BOP in Washington DC, to insist he be moved to a medical facility,” said Clark.
“We are thrilled to have Amnesty International USA participation at such a historic level of involvement. Leonard remains hopeful that President Obama will give full consideration to his application for executive clemency. He is grateful for the outpouring of support for his release,” Clark says.
To assist, please visit http://www.bop.gov/inmates/concerns.jsp. Make reference to Leonard Peltier #89637-132 and USP Coleman I. Voice your concern about Leonard’s medical treatment, and let the federal Bureau of Prisons know that the world is watching. We demand that Leonard receive the best possible care, that is, at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Please also call the below telephone numbers. You can send emails to selected elements of the BOP too, but your message may result in a canned response from the BOP.
As you have perhaps discovered for yourself, for some time now the BOP has put a series of road blocks in the way of supporters when it comes to easily advocating for Leonard. This means that you should consider sending a letter by snail mail. But to get a letter to the BOP quickly, visit:
https://faxzero.com (US) or
Send a letter via fax to each of the below elements of the BOP.
Warden Tamyra Jarvis
USP Coleman I
846 NE 54th Terrace
Sumterville, FL 33521
Helen J. Marberry
RO Southeast Regional Office
3800 Camp Crk. Pk. SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
Thomas R. Kane, Ph.D.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Be respectful, but firm. The situation is life threatening and Leonard is counting on us.