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rights

25 petitions

Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Idaho State Senate, Idaho Department of Corrections, Jay Christensen(Warden), Idaho State House, C.L. "Butch" Otter, Donald J. Trump

Re-instate Idaho State Correctional Center Close Custody Visits

 After 6 weeks of uncertainty and no visits this was announced on 11/19/2018 Announcement By Warden Jay Christensen, ISCC In light of recent incidents in the Idaho State Correctional Center visiting room, we have evaluated all visitation options for close custody offenders. With the Holidays approaching we believe it is best to restore some form of visitation while ensuring the safety of all visitors, staff and offenders alike. ISCC plans to begin offering video visitation during the week of 11/19/2018 for close custody.The visitation times will be coordinated between G-blk staff and Visiting staff to align with the current G-blk dayroom schedules.Those offenders wishing to receive a video visit will communicate their visiting request with unit staff by use of a concern form and once it has been confirmed they will inform their visitors of the time frames to match their dayroom schedule. This is not only a punishment to the inmates but also to us civilians, we are innocent as it is but we will have to suffer even more than what we have too. I am majorly concerned for the sake of our children, who will not have physical contact with their parent for who knows how long! It eventually take its toll on a lot of inmates. It also raises the questions, how is this fair?! What incentives do they have for good behavior? How are they rewarding good behavior? And what are the emotional effects of this?! I am wanting to get as many signatures as possible to present to The Warden on my next visit. I am from the UK and have to travel 5000 miles to visit my husband, our visits are rare as it is and we treasure them dearly, as do so many others. But now we will be restricted to a screen, my stepson who is very young needs the physical contact with his daddy to build a relationship. we all need that physical touch to know that we're still human! PLEASE SIGN! 'Visitation is so important to maintaining a prisoner’s faith. So important. I can’t believe they would simply take that away, the impact is going to be so real.' (Sister Alison McCrary is an attorney and executive director for the National Police Accountability Project) 'We should be moving toward more human contact and people connecting with other people, not less. When we move away from this we are de-humanizing even more!' (Norris Henderson spent nearly 28 years in prison for murder in Louisiana)  Please sign this petition to stop this becoming a permanent change to our lives! I will post daily statistics and facts about visitations. Also I will update as regularly as possible! ! !  

Emily Adams
143 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to UK Government

Allow justice for all victims of rape!

The current UK law (seen below) means only a man can be convicted of rape , and only when he uses his penis. The UK legal definition of rape should change to the US version which provides more equality and provides the chance for more people to be convicted for the serious crimes they commit. It is more up-to-date and the UK definition is outdated and narrow. Just like how the US updated their law in 2012 the UK should fellow suit.  Penetration from an object can cause the same trauma as when penetrated by a penis, yet these victims attackers can get off more lightly. Sign this petition and help victims get the justice they deserve.  UK DEFINITION https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/42/part/1/crossheading/rape "Rape(1)A person (A) commits an offence if— (a)he intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth of another person (B) with his penis, (b)B does not consent to the penetration, and (c)A does not reasonably believe that B consents. (2)Whether a belief is reasonable is to be determined having regard to all the circumstances, including any steps A has taken to ascertain whether B consents. (3)Sections 75 and 76 apply to an offence under this section. (4)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable, on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for life."   US DEFINITION  https://www.justice.gov/archives/opa/blog/updated-definition-rape   “The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”   "For the first time ever, the new definition includes any gender of victim and perpetrator, not just women being raped by men. It also recognizes that rape with an object can be as traumatic as penile/vaginal rape. This definition also includes instances in which the victim is unable to give consent because of temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity. Furthermore, because many rapes are facilitated by drugs or alcohol, the new definition recognizes that a victim can be incapacitated and thus unable to consent because of ingestion of drugs or alcohol. Similarly, a victim may be legally incapable of consent because of age. The ability of the victim to give consent must be determined in accordance with individual state statutes. Physical resistance is not required on the part of the victim to demonstrate lack of consent. "

Jamie Gladwell
105 supporters