Peltier Near Death (8/99)
On May 25, political Prisoner Leonard Peltier, who is suffering from a severe medical condition which causes his jaw to be frozen open 13 millimeters, requested current x-rays from prison authorities. The x-rays would help Maxillofacial expert, Dr. Eugene Keller of the Mayo Clinic, to determine what can be done to treat him.
Because prison authorities aren’t allowing Peltier to be transferred to the Rochester Medical Facility for federal prisoners, a facility where Keller could examine and treat Peltier, his defense team decided to attempt bringing Keller to Peltier instead. The physician is willing to examine Peltier at Leavenworth Penitentiary, but must have current x-rays before making the trip.