Tag Archives: prison conditions

Green Shadow Cabinet: We Must End Solitary Confinement Now

Speak for the voiceless: Support the Pelican Bay prisoner rights hunger strike
July 16, 2013
King Downing, President’s Commission on Corrections Reform

On July 8, 2013, incarcerated people at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison went on hunger strike against conditions of solitary confinement at the facility. The action was not new – it was part of a long history of campaigns to end the practice in the state.

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Georgia Green Party to Gov. Deal: Investigate ‘ongoing pattern’ of inmate abuse

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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 ...

Georgia Greens Demand Answers on Inmate’s Brutal Treatment

Excerpt from a press release posted at the website of the national Green Party:

Georgia Green Party
Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Georgia Greens Demand Answers on Inmate’s Brutal Treatment
Macon State inmate Transported to Atlanta Medical Center

In a New Year’s Eve letter sent to Governors Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal, officers of the Georgia Green Party asked why the Georgia Department of Corrections withheld from Terrance Dean’s family news of his condition and whereabouts.

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Bruce A. Dixon: ‘Medical Neglect Stalks Georgia Prisons’

Bruce A. Dixon is an editor of Black Agenda Report and a member of the Georgia Green Party’s State Committee.  The following is an excerpt of his most recent piece on Black Agenda Report:

On October 16, 2007 Arnold Porter went into full cardiac arrest. He died. His pulse and breathing stopped, he had to be brought back with a combination of electric shock and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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PSL: ‘Corporate greed and racism created Arizona anti-immigrant law’

By: Frank Levine at PSLweb.org:

Private prison corporations sought increased profits for jailing allegedly undocumented immigrants

Arizona’s barbaric anti-immigration law SB 1070, now facing federal court challenges, was created to not only scapegoat immigrants, but also feed the boundless greed of capitalists. Private prison corporations and politicians worked hand in hand in the law’s creation as they drooled at the prospect of huge profits through the unjust detention of thousands of undocumented immigrants.… Read more ...

Kristin Davis asks Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to investigate the conditions at Riker’s Island

Press release posted at Kristin Davis 2010:

SPITZER MADAM ASKS CUOMO TO INVESTIGATE CONDITIONS AT RIKERS

” I think most New Yorkers would be shocked to learn of Abu Ghaib-style treatment of prisoners in the New York Penal system. ”

Manhattan Madam Kristin Davis, who supplied call girls to Governor Eliot Spitzer, today requested that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo investigate the conditions of Riker’s Island including prisoner abuse.… Read more ...