INMATES HAVE RIGHTS​.​INMATES ASSAULTED BY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS​.​THEN PUNISHED FOR SPEAKING U

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INMATES HAVE RIGHTS​.​INMATES ASSAULTED BY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS​.​THEN PUNISHED FOR SPEAKING U

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Rachelle Thompson started this petition to Governor Gretchen Whitmer and

I am a single mother and have not had it the easiest but I have always taught my children to be respectful,stay strong and to never give up no matter how tough things get in life. The reason for this is to speak out for those that are trying to so loudly but are not being heard from behind the walls of our correctional facilities, there's a lot that people don't know about because it's pushed under the rug at every opportunity. It's the Neglect and Abuse, Assault that the inmates inside experience at the hands of the CORRECTION OFFICERS! YES you heard me correctly, and the only thing  that these inmates can do is write grievances but where do they go to? the people who hire these officers and it seems that once you have the label" convict" well who do you think their going to believe. Exactly, but I have 2 of my children incarcerated and have had to experience the phone calls from them about this,one of them assaulted by an officer just a couple mths ago with his supervising officer there which whom had to intervene and if he hadn't I'm not sure what type of injuries my oldest son would of had because he was in cuffs during the assault(and it was done under the camera),my other son was assaulted with his own shoes by an officer which he is still fighting from last year. The point is this should NOT be allow to be happening,yes they broke the law and their in lock up but they are there for correction, rehabilitation,CHANGE!! They are not there to be assaulted by no one (not an officer,not another inmate) not to be denied medical attention,and definitely not to be abused verbally, emotionally or mentally. Even though they have broke the law they still have Rights. When there's a corrections officer standing there watching another inmate walk up with a shank in their hand to the back of an inmate on the phone and allows an assault to take place and does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ..THEN THERE'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING WRONG WITH OUR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND THE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS.The inmates are being told THEY have NO RIGHTS. Well since when because no matter what you still have Rights this is AMERICA RIGHT? I'M SORRY THIS HITS HOME FOR ME BECAUSE I HAVE HEARD MANY TIMES FROM THESE YOUNG MEN THEIR STORIES OF THE ASSAULTS FROM THE OFFICERS, THE LACK OF HELP.During the COVID PANDEMIC when it first started in the prison system the inmates were suffering due to the lack of medical knowledge within the correctional facilities,they were exposed by the correction officers and there was NO CARE FOR THE WELL BEING OF THE INMATE,and they were told that. They (corrections)we're putting positive cases with negative cases and lying to them.Then they were lying about how many cases they REALLY had in the facilities.There's got to be a change not just with our police force but also within our CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.THE ASSAULTS BY OFFICERS NEEDS TO STOP AND THEY NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BECAUSE IF THEIR NOT THEN THEY WILL CONTINUE UNTIL SOMEONE ENDS UP SEVERELY HURT OR DEAD IF NOT ALREADY.WHICH I BELIEVE THAT SHOULD BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS WELL NOT HIDDEN.WE AS THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON TO AN EXTENT INSIDE THE FACILITIES ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE WELL BEING OF OUR LOVED ONES..TO BE COMPLETELY HONEST I MYSELF HAVE BEEN INCARCERATED AND KNOW PERSONALLY THAT OUR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES ARE CORRUPT AND REALLY HAVE NO REAL CONCERN ABOUT THE WELL BEING OF THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN PUT THERE.THE OVERCROWDING IS AN ISSUE THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED AS WELL AND FIXED, MORE PROGRAMS ARE NEEDED ALSO IN SOME OF THESE FACILITIES. THE ASSAULTS HAVE TO STOP.THE CORRECTION OFFICERS ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW AND THOSE THAT ARE PROTECTING THEM SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES.THESE ARE HUMAN LIVES THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.PLEASE HELP MAKE A CHANGE.

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