Stop the inhuman treatment of temporarily incarcerated women.
  • Petitioned Unit C Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility Little Rock Arkansas

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Unit C Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility Little Rock Arkansas

Stop the inhuman treatment of temporarily incarcerated women.

    1. J.c. Penn
    2. Petition by

      J.c. Penn

      Sherwood, AR

I was an inmate at Unit C for 30 days. During this time I witnessed the worst treatment of these women by the guards and deputies. We did not have the ability to flush our commode and we staying locked in our cells for 23 hours per day. We were cussed at, sprayed with mace on a regular basis and not given medical care. I witnessed a young woman go through labor and was not given ANY medical treatment. The ambulance was called after the baby started crowning. This was not a prison, the women have not yet been proven guilty. We were just waiting there until our cases were heard. I started a Facebook Page called "Unit C Pulaski County AR" where I have documented, with the help of many friends, the day to day activity and cruelties that I witnessed. Most of these women are poor and uneducated. They do not have a voice. I want to give them a voice.

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    • Stevie Faisst SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      My friend was recently in jail in Pulaski county when she started going into labor and the nurses refused to help her. It wasnt until she was crowning when they finally decided to help her.

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    • roger kirk woods AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I worked in AR and was nearly arrested once for walking through a public park on the pathway after dark {aparrantly a big crime) from library 9-30pm to hotel. The cop was sitting in a car under a tree for the library to close, then it was all lights and siren. A great sin had been committed in the town, Springdale AR. I could have ended in such a prison, untried. This biblebelt of the US of As is freeky place at times.

      A society is judged not so much on its crime but how it treats its disadvantaged. AR I believe has one of the highest incrations rates.

      A friend was almost arrested for walking back 150 metersfrom the bottle shop. His crime was that he should have driven, not walked!!

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    • Kim McCarter MADERA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Regardless of an "alleged" crime someone may have committed, every human being is entitled to humane treatment. Aren't they innocent until proven guilty? Why are they being treated as hardened criminals and they haven't even been convicted and some of them not even charged?

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    • Casey Parker LITTLE ROCK, AR
      • about 2 years ago

      After learning about the harsh treatment of inmates, I believe the system needs to change. The people in these jails haven't been convicted yet, and there is absolutely no reason they should have to endure such inhumane conditions.

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    • Scott Smith CABOT, AR
      • about 2 years ago

      it needs to change!

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