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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:53 PM
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Letter to Bureau of Prisons from Peltier's Lawyer
January 24, 2009

Mr. Harley G.
Lappin, Director
Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street, N. W.

Washington, D. C.
20534

Re: Leonard Peltier, #89637-132

Dear Director Lappin:

I represent Mr. Leonard Peltier, #89637-132, who is currently incarcerated at USP Canaan.

Mr. Peltier was recently transferred to USP Canaan from USP Lewisburg. It is my understanding that Mr. Peltier was brutally attacked on or about January 13, 2009. Mr. Peltier suffered a possible concussion, the middle finger on his left hand may be broken or is badly injured, he has a large bump near his right wrist, the right side of his rib cage and chest are in a pain, the right side of his chest is bruised as is his left knee, and he is now having headaches, which Mr. Peltier believes are a direct result of the January 13, 2009 beating.

It is clear that Mr. Peltier is in grave danger at USP Canaan. By letters dated November 29, 2008 and December 15, 2008, I requested that Mr. Peltier be transferred to the Turtle Mountain reservation or, in the alternative, he be sent to Sandstone FCI or Oxford FCI. As I noted in my letter of December 15, 2008, on August 20, 2008 Mr. Peltier sought to be transferred to Sandstone FCI or Oxford FCI. A copy of the Inmate Request to Staff form dated August 20, 2008 that Mr. Peltier submitted to Case Manager Rothermel is once again enclosed for your information.

Please advise me of what steps, if any, you have taken to ensure Mr. Peltiers safety. More specifically, I would like to know what you have done to make sure that he is not attacked again in the future. Also, has Mr. Peltier received appropriate medical treatment for his injuries? If not, it is imperative that he sees health care professionals without any further delay so that his injuries may be properly treated.


I look forward to hearing from you shortly.


Thank you.


Yours truly,

Michael Kuzma, Esq.


Enclosures

cc: Mr. Henry J.
Sadowski,
Regional Counsel


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Let the Bureau of Prisons know that the public will hold them accountable for the safety and well being of Leonard Peltier #89637-132 after the attack that ocurred aganist him on Jan 13 and that he must be transfered from Canaan for his safety

Use your own words and please write from your heart


Warden Ronnie R.
Holt, Warden

USP-Canaan
U.S.
Penitentiary
3057 Easton Turnpike
Waymart, PA 18472
Phone: 570-488-8000
Fax: 570-488-8130
E-mail address: CAA/EXECASSISTANT@BOP.GOV

D.
Scott Dodrill, Director

Northeast Regional Office
Federal Bureau of Prisons
2nd & Chesnut Streets, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-521-7301
E-mail: NERO/EXECASSISTANT@BOP.GOV

Harley G.
Lappin, Director

Bureau of Prisons
U.S.
Department of Justice
320 First Street, NW, Room 654
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202-307-3250
Fax: 202-514-6878
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:04 AM
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1. another phone number for Canaan Prison


The number is to Georgina Fujimoto and she seems receptive to phone calls.

Please call and express your concern for Leonards safety and well fare at the facility

The number is
570 488 8004
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