Allow on-camera interviews with Lucasville Uprising Prisoners.
  • Petitioned Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

This petition was delivered to:

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Allow on-camera interviews with Lucasville Uprising Prisoners.

    1. ben Turk
    2. Petition by

      ben Turk

      Columbus, OH

Four men at Ohio State Penitentiary started a hunger strike on Thursday April 11th, the 20th anniversary of the Lucasville Uprising. They have been held in super-max conditions for these 20 years and every request for interviews from all sorts of media have been denied, with ever-changing rationales.

Other OSP and death row prisoners have been granted media interviews, so this is a 14th amendment equal protection issue.

To:
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
Allow on-camera interviews with Lucasville Uprising Prisoners.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Andy Lyke TOLEDO, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      It is entirely unworthy of the USA to mistreate prisoners as we do. You can't make a dog love and respect you by beating it and setting its tail on fire. I h ave no idea how we can ever rehabilitate anyone treating them as you do. Even criminals deserve basic respect. Lead by example!!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Ashley Reid BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Because the system is suppose to protect and defend the innocent and keeping these innocent men incarcerated, stripping their rights to the point they have to partake in a food strike depriving their body of food to be heard in an attempt to have justice is insane. The hunger strike, this petition and all other actions of prisoner advocates reflects that solidarity still exist amongst the prisoners, their voices will be heard and justice will be served.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • clare hoesl CINCINNATI, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Solitary confinement is torture, besides being inhumane. Allow these men to tell what they know.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Molly Emrick DENVER, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      Ohio Department of Rehabilitation shouldn't be able to arbitrarily cherry-pick who is afforded access to media. This is an issue of equal rights and the Lucasville Uprising prisoners should absolutely be permitted to tell their story so that more people may hear it! Allow on camera interviews now!!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Robert Peters YOUNGSTOWN, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Let us hear what they have to say. If the State has done nothing wrong -- the State should have nothing to fear! Open and full disclosure builds trust in institutions much better than secrecy!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.