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Leonard Peltier Has Been Denied Parole

Longtime political prisoner Leonard Peltier (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe), a member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), was denied parole on Tuesday. The denial came from an announcement by the U.S. Parole Commission.

The decision comes on the heels of Peltier's June 10, 2024, parole healing, his first in 15 years. The hearing was held before the U.S. Parole Commission examiner inside the United States Penitentiary, Coleman, a high-security prison, in Coleman, Fla., where Peltier is serving two consecutive life sentences for the killing of two FBI agents, Jack R. Coler and Ronald A. Williams, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975.

Peltier, 79, has been imprisoned for nearly 50 years; he has maintained his innocence throughout his incarceration. Today's decision comes in spite of strong evidence that he received an unfair trial.


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