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Leonard Peltier Sample Letter of Support for Parole
Please circulate this to everyone of goodwill you know. As many letters written
are needed as possible. Leonard must and will have a massive
voice on behalf of freedom.
Please copy your letter to the Leonard Peltier Defense Fund. The good people there are interested in knowing numbers. Overseas supporters, your letters help, too. Please use the same
"Thank you to all.... - it means so much. Here's the letter - mine's going out in the
morning!" ~ Billie & the LP DOC Board
United States Parole Commission
5550 Friendship Blvd., Ste. 420
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7286
Re: LEONARD PELTIER #89637-132
I am writing in behalf of support for Parole for Leonard Pelter. While
I am aware of the seriousness of the conviction, I am also aware that
people have the ability to go forward out of the past and give to the
larger society. I believe that is the case with Leonard Peltier.
I ask you to consider the humanitarian work that Mr. Peltier has done during his 33
years of incarceration. This is more than most people can ever do who are not
I ask you to consider Mr. Peltier's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for the
6th straight year. There are those who make light of this, but who else
among us have had that honor?
Mr. Peltier consistently donates his art work for charities such as battered
women's shelters, half way houses, alcohol and drug treatment programs,
and Native American scholarship funds.
Mr. Peltier has won several awards including: North Star Frederick
Douglas Award; Federation of Labor (Ontario, Canada) Humanist of the
Year Award; Human Rights Commission of Spain International Human Rights
Prize; and 2004 Silver Arrow Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Mr. Peltier has expressed sadness for the tragedy that ocurred that day at
Oglala and pain for the families of the two agents and the Indian man
that died that day.
Thirty-three years is a long time. I ask you to look with empathy upon
a 64-year old man, who over the 33 years has done so much good while in
prison, and I think has ability to do even more good for the
community if he were to be allowed parole.
While I know of the misconduct by government officials in his case, I
will not bring details up because I am certain that you are aware of
the misconduct, and will consider that as you have the discretion to
rule above or below the guidelines. I would hope that you will exercise
that discretion in favor of Leonard Peltier. It seems to me it would be
a gross miscarriage of justice if he were left to die in prison.
Please grant parole.
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