[Ppnews] Peltier Transferred to USP Lewisburg

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Wed Aug 17 14:37:10 EDT 2005


Tuesday, August 16, 2005


      *LEONARD HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO USP LEWISBURG

      *

August 15, 2005

*Aho My Relations,

*On August 15, 2005 I was transferred to USP Lewisburg in Pennsylvania. 
Life has been extra difficult for me since I was transferred from 
Leavenworth. This system is designed to make one feel very powerless, and 
what they are doing with me now is definitely aimed to erode my body and 
spirit even more. My loved ones, and all of you, my friends and allies who 
continue to support me, keep me sane and hopeful.

They say that it is in times of crisis that one can really see who your 
real allies are. Those of you who have contacted the Terre Haute Prison and 
the Bureau of Prisons on my behalf, keep me in your prayers, and are 
supporting my Defense Committee, have made an enormous difference in my 
situation. I humbly thank each and every one of you, and firmly believe 
that your actions most certainly saved my life and prevented me from living 
in an institution that is well known for its extremely high crime and 
violence. Also, health problems continue to plague me and the conditions I 
was subjected to exacerbated them. I know deep within my heart, that if 
there had not been such an outpouring of support, concern and overall 
outcry regarding my arbitrary detention, I would have probably stayed in 
solitary confinement for an indefinite length of time, or worse I would not 
have survived in the general prisoner population. Although I have been 
forced to endure many hardships, I will never surrender, even if all that 
is left of me is my spirit. Your love and support inspire me to overcome 
everything.

I hope that here at Lewisburg I will be able to resume living in the 
general population, practicing the traditional ways and continuing with my 
artwork. My defense team is preparing to go through some major milestones. 
They need your support more than ever to re-establish our office and 
prepare for upcoming reviews and legal battles. Since Russ Redner, Paula 
Ostrovsky, and Toni Zeidan do not want to accept any salaries or 
remuneration of any kind, all of your donations will go directly to the 
office transfer and upcoming campaign.

I again want to Express my sincere appreciation and tell you once more that 
without you I am not sure I could have survived this last month. Every day 
I think about and pray for a time when I will be among you, shoulder to 
shoulder, fighting for justice for my people and our Mother Earth.

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

*Leonard Peltier

** * *

*NOTE FROM THE LPDC:

*Please contact USP Lewisburg to make sure Leonard regains all his hard 
earned prisoner rights, especially his religious rights, visitations, 
regular phone calls and ability to paint. Be polite and courteous, but let 
them know that a lot of us all over the world are concerned about Leonard's 
wellbeing.

*Warden

USP LEWISBURG
U.S. PENITENTIARY
2400 ROBERT F. MILLER DRIVE
LEWISBURG, PA 17837
Phone: 570- 523-1251
Fax: 570- 522-7745
E-mail address: LEW/EXECASSISTANT at BOP.GOV <mailto:LEW/EXECASSISTANT at BOP.GOV>

*Also please continue writing to Leonard but be mindful of his situation 
and respectful of his personal affairs.

*Leonard Peltier # 89637-132
USP LEWISBURG
U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 1000
LEWISBURG, PA 17837*

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