Leonard Peltier - My 40 years in prison

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Leonard Peltier is a 72-year-old Native American activist and member of the American Indian Movement (AIM). In 1977 he was convicted in the shooting of two FBI agents during a conflict on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Peltier’s indictment and conviction have been the subject of protest and controversy; Amnesty International has placed his case under the “Unfair Trials” category.

Peltier is incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary, Coleman in Florida. Barring appeals, parole or presidential pardon, his projected release date is October 11, 2040.

 

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