Justice for all incarcerated at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility

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Shannon Falkner
Feb 22, 2021
It is a basic responsibility for citizens and elected officials in a democracy is to ensure that the most vulnerable among us are protected. This is an outrage and a horror.

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Meghan Hyer
Feb 17, 2021
People who are locked in prison with no control or power are vulnerable to aggressors who seek to abuse them. There can be no tolerance of guards who abuse inmates and they must be investigated, fired and charged criminally not only because its the right thing to do but also because it will be a deterrent to others who think they can get away with it.

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Bambi Tretola
Feb 13, 2021
I am a former inmate and I know first hand how the environment can be.

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Robyn Schroeder
Feb 12, 2021
Just because women are incarcerated is no reason to hit, beat or abuse them in any way.

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Gail Kostolansky
Feb 4, 2021
Abused while locked in jail is a horrific crime.

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Marilyn Elzahr
Feb 4, 2021
This is horrific!!! We must demand justice for these women!

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Diane Beeny
Feb 3, 2021
This is UNACCEPTABLE!!!

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bernice connors
Feb 3, 2021
I was employed at EMCF as a contractor. I was often appalled by the treatment the women inmates received at the hands of custody officers. With the blatant, common and “acceptable” dehumanizing manner in which inmates were treated - it is no surprise to me that these physical assaults follow the verbal degradation of women inmates.

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Bryan Lisa
Feb 3, 2021
I'm signing because incarceration doesn't mean that human rights are forfeit.

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Vicky Ludas Orlofsky
Feb 3, 2021
The way these women were treated is shameful. The history of this prison and continual institutional failure to act despite reports, despite personal accounts, despite proof, shows that the guards were allowed to develop a culture of dehumanizing behavior with impunity. Should the staff members responsible for the assault and mistreatment of those women end up in prison themselves, I hope that they’re treated better than they treated the women under their supposed protection. Incarcerated people are still PEOPLE.