Peltier, in a letter to his attorney, described the cell as a “cement steel hotbox” with little ventilation (a 1.5 inch slot under the door is the primary source of cool air). Due to the lack of suitable ventilation coupled with the heat of the summer, he has been “drenched in hot sweat” and indicated he had to stop many times while writing the letter due to difficulty concentrating in the cell. “My client has been put in the hellhole,” said Bryan.
Allotted five one-hour periods of exercise, Peltier spends 23 hours in a cell five days a week. The exercise is “in a cage” where water isn’t allowed. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, he is allowed to shower. For the other two days, he is in his cell 24 hours. He is not allowed any personal visits.
According to a note that Peltier had written at the time, he had been preparing to eat breakfast the morning of June 27th when guards entered his cell and began “disrespecting my religious items” and “threatened to lock me into solitary.” http://solitarywatch.com/2011/07/19/native-american-activist-leonord-peltier-in-the-hellhole-of-solitary-confinement/ \ (via reddit)
FREE LEONARD PELTIER NOW
It was not you that sent Federal spies and agitators onto the lands of First Peoples in acts of cultural genocide. It was G.H.W. Bush and his cartel. He lives and breathes, put him in solitary confinement with his sons.
Stop all wars.