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Indian Activist Wins Parole

Associated Press

Indian activist Dennis Banks, who was a fugitive for nine years after being convicted of riot and assault, was granted parole today from the South Dakota Penitentiary.

Banks, whose parole will begin Dec. 9 and end Feb. 9, 1987, was convicted on riot and assault charges for a 1973 American Indian Movement-led riot at the Custer County Courthouse. He fled the state before he was sentenced but returned last year, surrendered and was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary.


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