Prison Reform: Visitors Rights

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tim engberts
2 years ago
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory, Revelation 18:1

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Lura salamon
4 years ago
No reason for visitors at prison have regulations be so severely mistreated and abused. We are not the prisoner. This must stop and be reviewed. We are being treated very unpoorly

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Debra smart
4 years ago
I proterst the treatment Sonya Staples recieved when she try to vist her husband

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Heather McMahon
4 years ago
As a daughter of a corrections officer, this is so unjust! There are safety nets put in place so this doesn't happen! God bless

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Shenay Byers
4 years ago
Because I have a loved one locked up. I haven't experienced this but I have been sniffed by the dogs.

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Shan Smith
4 years ago
I'm signing this petition because I feel that something needs to be done about the harsh way we're being treated when we come to visit our loved ones and also the way our loved ones are being treated. The Department of corrections wants to stop the drugs from being brought into the prisons but some are these changes are not helping. Law abiding citizens should not be punished because others choose to break the rules. Also, those inmates that are just doing their time shouldn't be punished because of those inmates that choose to break the rules. My husband and I have suffered because of guards & investigators lying. These guards and investigators are allowed to do these things and it's wrong. Most of those drugs and cell phones that are making it into the prison are being brought in by the guards, not the inmates family members so if things need to change it should start with them. These men and women who have been found guilty are already doing their time, they shouldn't have to be mistreated by the people that chose to work in a prison. Taking away their loved ones, stopping their visits, taking away their phone privileges only makes them even more bitter and angry. Prison should be more about reform than punishment. Trying to help these men change so when they are realeased they will be less likely to go back to prison. Please help us help our loved ones

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Supporting Families
4 years ago
The hassle that families have to go through to see our loved ones is ridiculous.

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Christina Sanchez
4 years ago
I am signing this petition because I too have a loved one in the VADOC. I understand that "Visitation is a privilege, not a right" as they love to remind us all over and over again but WE as civilians, us and our CHILDREN DO HAVE RIGHTS!!!

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Sandra Hodges
4 years ago
I have family in system.

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Hannah Wright
4 years ago
This same thing happened to me while I was on my period. Attention needs to be brought to this!