Letters Needed: Demand Peltier’s Immediate Transfer to the Mayo Clinic

Leonard Peltier. AP photo.

UPDATE January 12, from the LPDOC:

Greetings, Supporters.
Thank you so much for taking immediate action on Leonard’s behalf.  The prison authorities have received the message.  Please stop contacting the prison at Lewisburg now.  Instead, redirect all efforts with regard to Leonard’s health concerns to the White House.  Call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111.

(Note from the editors:  we have removed the prison contact details originally posted below)

From the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee:

The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee urgently calls upon all supporters to consistently and constantly contact USP Lewisburg to demand Leonard Peltier be immediately transferred to the Mayo Clinic for a full medical evaluation and appropriate treatment. As many of you know, Leonard has exhibited symptoms of prostate cancer for over a year.  After months of pressure by attorneys, Leonard underwent blood tests in June of 2010. Those results were not made available until early November 2010. A biopsy was indicated which was ordered by a physician and approved by the prison.  However, the biopsy has not been performed.  The delay in testing, diagnosis, and treatment is unacceptable and constitutes medical neglect.

Please, in contacting USP Lewisburg, refrain from speaking out of anger.  Your outrage, disgust and frustration can and should be expressed in a respectful yet forceful manner.

To be clear, we still need to keep the pressure on the White House, so keep making those calls and writing those letters to President Obama.


The White House

President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC  20500
Comment Line:  202-456-1111
Switchboard:  202-456-1414
Fax:  202-456-2461
Web Form:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact


Thank you for all you do on Leonard’s behalf.