Urgent: Write, e-mail, call AG Holder re transfer Peltier

Urgent: Write, e-mail, call AG Holder re transfer Peltier
Urgent: Write, e-mail, call AG Holder re transfer for Peltier
"If you tremble indignation at every injustice then you are a
comrade of mine."– Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara
* Call to Action *
So you’ve written to the BOP’s designation center in Texas on
Leonard Peltier’s behalf, as well as Director Lappin of the Bureau
of Prisons. If you received responses at all, they’ve been less
than satisfactory, right? The next step is to contact the Attorney
General of the United States.
You can send an e-mail to AskDOJ@usdoj.gov. IMPORTANT: Be certain
to address your comments to the attention of Eric Holder, Attorney
Better yet, take just a few minutes to place a phone call. The
phone number of the Office of the Attorney General is 202-353-1555.
The following is sample text that you may use for your communication
with the Attorney General. The text also may be adapted as talking
points during a phone call.
The Honorable Eric Holder
Office of the Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Re: Leonard Peltier #89637-132
Dear Mr. Holder,
First, thank you for overturning the strict guidelines as regards
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. If, as you ordered, "a
presumption of disclosure" is applied by the Department of Justice
(specifically, the Federal Bureau of Investigation) when handling
Leonard Peltier’s FOIA requests, his attorneys can expect to finally
have access to thousands of government documents withheld at trial
I strongly agree that the American people have the right to
information about their government’s activities, as well as to hold
any government agency accountable for its failure to support and
defend the U.S. Constitution.
I am writing, today, because I am alarmed by the treatment of
Mr. Peltier by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). As you likely know,
due to a change in mission at USP-Lewisburg, Leonard Peltier was
transferred to USP-Canaan on January
13. I was outraged to learn that he was immediately attacked and
injured by young gang members there.
I recently wrote to the BOP’s Designation and Sentence Computation
Center (DSCC) to ask that Peltier’s recent application for transfer
be honored. The DSCC’s response implied that Mr. Peltier did not
apply for a transfer and/or follow procedures for doing so. However,
last August, Mr. Peltier properly submitted a formal application for
transfer to an institution close to his home in North Dakota-either
the prison at Sandstone, Minnesota, or the facility in Oxford,
I was disgusted to discover that Mr. Peltier has never been placed
within a 500-mile radius of his home during the past over 33
years. It’s apparent that Mr. Peltier hasn’t been afforded fair
consideration and equal treatment by the BOP. The assignment
requested by Mr. Peltier would comply with Program Statement
5100.08 which states that the BOP is to make every effort to keep
prisoners within a 500-mile radius of their homes so that prisoners
can maintain ties to their families and communities.
When I apprised DSSC of these facts, I was told that Mr. Peltier has
the right to appeal a designation made by the DSCC. However, to date,
Mr. Peltier’s request for a transfer has not been formally approved
or rejected. There has, in fact, been no response whatsoever. What
is there to appeal?
In addition, Mr. Peltier’s attorney wrote to Director Lappin about
Peltier’s request for a transfer. To date, there has been no reply.
I also have written to Director Lappin and have received no reply.
You also should know that, in late 2008, the Turtle Mountain Band
of Chippewa Indians sent a resolution to Director Lappin (and
later to the White House) offering a third option, i.e., that their
tribesman Peltier be transferred to that Nation’s custody to serve
the remainder of his sentence.
These are the facts: Mr. Peltier has been a model prisoner for the
past 30 years. In recognition of this, the BOP has greatly reduced
his security rating. Peltier shouldn’t be imprisoned in a maximum
security facility anymore.
Peltier’s reduced security rating, his application for a transfer,
and his Tribal Council’s request should have been but clearly weren’t
taken into account in the BOP’s recent decision to transfer Peltier
to yet another maximum security prison where the BOP’s inability
to protect Mr. Peltier became clearly evident.
First and foremost, I look to you to protect and defend the
Constitution and ensure equal rights for all. I would hope that
you expect the same from all of your subordinates in the Department
of Justice.
Mr. Holder, I ask that you truly embrace government transparency-and
accountability-within the DOJ. The only remedy to the current
situation is for you to immediately transfer Mr. Peltier to one of
the above, more appropriate facilities. I strongly urge you to do so.
Thank you for your consideration and rapid response.
(Your Name)
(Your Address)
(Your City, State and Zip Code)
"Never cease in the fight for peace, justice, and equality for all
people. Be persistent in all that you do and don’t allow anyone to
sway you from your conscience." — Leonard Peltier
Also frequently visit <http://www.FreePeltierNow.org> and our
main Blog at <http://FreePeltierNow.blogspot.com>.  The Blog is
updated daily.
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Time to set him free… Because it is the RIGHT thing to do.

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