Don't Forget About the Prisoners In South Carolina!

Don't Forget About the Prisoners In South Carolina!

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Danielle White started this petition to Governor Henry McMaster and

Why hasn't anything been done to protect nonviolent Prisoners in South Carolina?? People in prisons and jails are highly vulnerable to outbreaks of contagious illnesses. They are housed in close quarters and are often in poor health. Without the active engagement of the prison administration, they have little ability to inform themselves about preventive measures or to take such measures if they do manage to learn of them. We are particularly concerned because incarcerated individuals have historically faced harm during emergencies in South Carolina. 

In a prison, multiple people can be placed in one cell. Hallways and gathering places are often small and tight (often deliberately so, to make it easier to control inmates). There is literally no escape, with little to no space for social distancing or similar recommendations experts make to combat coronavirus. Hand sanitizer can be contraband.

A Covid-19 outbreak could not only infect and kill hundreds or thousands of people in prison, but potentially spread to nearby communities as well. Visitors and correctional staff could spread the disease when they go back home, and inmates could spread it when they’re released.Even an outbreak contained within a jail or prison could strain nearby health care systems, as hundreds or thousands of people suddenly need medical care that jails and prisons themselves can’t provide.

t really is a matter of time before a prison or jail starts to suffer serious consequences of having a lot of people packed together, supervised by people that view them as a serious threat rather than a population to be cared for, These are our loved ones, don't forget about them!

South Carolina needs to Release Non Violent Offenders via Home Monitoring or temporarily in order to prevent mass loss of lives. Don't forget about our Prisoners. 

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