Leonard Peltier’s Message from the Penitentiary on His 71st Birthday
Published September 12, 2015
COLEMAN, FLORIDA – Leonard Peltier is celebrating his 71st birthday today. Peltier is incarcerted at the U.S. Penitentiary in Coleman, Florida for his 1977 conviction in connection with a shootout with U.S. government forces, where two FBI agents and one young American Indian lost their lives.
Peltier released the following statement from prison today:
September 12, 2015
Well, today is another b-day for me — my 71st. I had hoped I would not be here at this age, but that’s not to be. So, I have to take a deep breath and slowly let it out… and prepare myself for yet another day in here.
February 6th marks my 40th year in prison. How many of you know that when I was indicted a life sentence was 7 years? I was sentenced to 2 life…
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