In a letter sent this morning to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, officers of the Georgia Green Party urged that he suspend five Department of Corrections employees at Telfair State Prison pending the results of an investigation into the criminal assault of January 12th on Georgia inmate Shawn Whatley.… Read more ...
Via Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:
Greens Demand Real Reductions in Incarceration Costs
Reject Deal Reforms which Fail to Challenge Racist Impact
After last week praising Governor Deal’s expressed concern for the wasted lives, drained treasury and depleted workforce left in the wake of the nation’s war on drugs, Georgia Green Party leaders today rejected Deal’s specific proposals.… Read more ...
Distributed by the Green Party of the United States. Press release by Georgia Green Party http://www.georgiagreenparty.org.
Saturday, January 8th, 2011
For further information, contact:
Bruce Dixon / bdixon AT GeorgiaGreenParty DOT org
Press Secretary, Georgia Green Party
Coalition Claims Retaliatory Violence by Georgia Prison Staff,
Seeks Continued Access to Prisons to Investigate Conditions
• Video of press conference: http://www.georgiagreenparty.org/ChallengingMassIncarceration/Concerned_Coalition_Demands_Investigation_of_Inmate_Beatings_By_Guards
The Georgia Green Party joined other organizations with the Concerned Coalition to Respect Prisoners’ Rights at a press conference, Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 10:30 am at the Georgia State Capitol, where Edward DuBose, President of the Georgia Conference of NAACP Branches offered a prepared statement and fielded questions for the coalition from the media.… Read more ...
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[Last] weekend, Green Party members from Georgia and far beyond will again gather with nearly 25,000 justice-loving individuals of all persuasions for an annual vigil at the gates of Ft. Benning. Led by School of the Americas Watch (http://www.soaw.org), the yearly ritual has become a centerpiece of the mass movement to close a terrorist training camp operated on Georgia soil that has led countries throughout the Americas to withdraw their students from its program.