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Jasmine Heiss, AB'10 and 2009 Human Rights Intern, recently published an opinion piece in Newsweek, "Is it Time to Free Native American Activist Leonard Peltier?" 

Peltier will not be eligible for parole again for nearly a decade, but he may well not have that long. Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms are reported to have approximately a 90 percent mortality rate—a statistic that is even more chilling for an inmate trapped in the federal prison’s medical system, which is plagued by chronic staffing shortages and limited access to care, according to a recent Department of Justice report.

Read the full piece here