Freedom for Incarcerated & Illegally Incarcerated

Freedom for Incarcerated & Illegally Incarcerated

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Why this petition matters

Started by Melissa DiDaniele

Every single day in New York,  there are a multitude of arrests. Though many of them are done legally - most of them are not. 

Since November 3rd 2021, my someone dear to me has been illegally incarcerated. On that day, he was picked up by the warrant squad for violation of probation/parole. Though he was on parole in the past,  he completed it two years ago.

Upon noticing this, you would think his case would have been dismissed. Instead, due to a case he previously beat they kept him. The issue was for missing a court date he was never informed of. We followed up online to make sure he didn't have another court date. 

We have all been impacted by covid19, and the prisons and jails have been hit the hardest -Rikers Island is no exception. 

The facility is understaffed and overcrowded. Employees are forced to work triple shifts. While incarcerated he caught covid. Inmates are being denied visits, medical attention, access to the lower library, mental health, right to attourney, and many other of their rights are being denied. 

Thankfully he made it out of quaranteen in time for his court date, but the fight isnt over yet. There are often times inmates are not seen at court and have no communication from a lawyer or anyone. Many have had to wait to receive medical care, are denied visits, communication, law library, and religious liberties. 

This is where I need your help!!

Sign and share this petition to bring awareness to these cases of individuals facing freedom deprivation and gratuity confinement. 

We need your support and assistance to provide the education, help and support for all. 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. 

78 have signed. Let’s get to 100!