Tell the Georgia Department of Corrections that you stand with protesting prisoners
  • Petitioned Brian Owens

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Commissioner, GA DOC
Brian Owens

Tell the Georgia Department of Corrections that you stand with protesting prisoners

    1. Wendy Jason
    2. Petition by

      Wendy Jason

      Takoma Park, MD

On Thursday, December 9, prisoners across Georgia joined in solidarity to demand that their basic human needs be met. You can help them gain access to the supports and services that will preserve their dignity by supporting their nonviolent protest. Please sign the following letter to Brian Owens, Commissioner of the GA Department of Corrections. 

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    Reasons for signing

    • India Cordon KENNESAW, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      Inmates are still Human beings aand deserve to be treated as such with the basic neccesities . The Ga Law 7 deadly sins needs to be reorganized the prison are so overcrowded inmates sleeping on concrete floor because there is no space because Ga won't let inmates out so they can use them for free labor. Only in the South!

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    • tom perry CAROLINA BEACH, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      Our dungeons desperatly need to be modeled after the means of confinement in such countries as Switzerland, Sweeden, ect. Didn't the Japs, in WW2, throw POWs in solitary confinement and feed them pig slop. WAKE UP AMERICIA and maby the crime rate will drop.After 60 days in prison and being tortured by the ghoulds who staff them, you are mentally ruint and will have a shitty attitude the rest of your life. FACT

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    • Cynthia York ARLINGTON, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      My son is in that GDC system now, I want him to beat treated decent.

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      • over 3 years ago

      Also sign this original petition, with over 3200 signatures!

      http://www.petitiononline.com/wagesnow/petition.html

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