Partisan Defense Committee Letter

4 May 2024

Partisan Defense Committee P.O. Box 99, Canal Street Station, New York, NY 10013


Contact: Kevin Gilroy (212) 406-4252

The following letter was written by the Partisan Defense Committee.

4 May 2024

Merrick B. Garland
U.S. Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Colette S. Peters, Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534

Shannon D. Withers, Warden
USP Coleman I
846 NE 54th Terrace
Sumterville, FL 33521

Re: Leonard Peltier

Sir, Madams:

The Partisan Defense Committee vigorously protests your medical neglect of Leonard Peltier. Mr. Peltier suffers from diabetes, kidney disease, vision loss and hypertension, conditions that without proper and regular medical treatment threaten his life. Clearly, he can only receive life-saving treatment outside of the prison system. We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Leonard Peltier.

We and millions around the globe are certain that Leonard Peltier is an innocent man and has been incarcerated only for his courageous activism on behalf of indigenous peoples who have suffered genocidal oppression for centuries. He should not have spent 47 seconds in prison, much less 47 years. We say again, Free Leonard Peltier now!

Kevin Gilroy
For the Partisan Defense Committee