It is a common belief that the U.S. prison system has standards in place which protect prisoners against abuse. The current system (the Administrative Grievance Procedure) by which prisoners file complaints against prison officials does not safeguard them from abuse and rights violations. This system utterly fails to protect inmates from abuse.
It is a common belief that health care to prisoners is also monitored and that standards are upheld. But health care to prisoners is poor, inadequate, and hurtful to both prisoners and the general public.
A thorough and independent investigation into the Federal Bureau of Prisons would find: the use of excessive force and physical punishment, lack of adequate medical and mental health care, and lack of both education and rehabilitation programs. It is a self-policed system rife with corruption, and one that is hostile toward the well being of prisoners.
People can make terrible mistakes in their lives — some with tragic, irredeemable costs. They are incarcerated in prison as punishment, not to be punished. Former New York Times columnist, Bob Herbert wrote: “Very few Americans have raised their voices in opposition to our shameful prison policies. And I’m convinced that’s primarily because the inmates are viewed as less than human.”
Help change this mind set. Demand an end to the abuse and neglect of those incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons. Demand that they be treated humanely.
Please sign this petition, urging Congress to exercise its authority to investigate the abuse and neglect (physical, psychological, and medical) of federal prisoners — investigations which will in turn bring scrutiny and change to state-run prisons.
We, the undersigned, urge our representatives in Congress to launch an intense and thorough investigation into the Federal Bureau of Prisons. There are over 200,000 incarcerated within this system which operates void of public scrutiny. We care about those now incarcerated who will one day be released and will need to readjust and contribute to our communities.
my grandson has been abused in poke ci while having an epeleptic seizure and then told he was on the guard s bad list and the guard would write him up because the guard doesn't like him. this is a very evil thing to do , satan has his servants in the prisons doing evil works
CORRUPT SYSTEM! My father had trust in the court system and he is sitting in prison for a crime he did not commit. He had many health problems when he went into prison and now he is in horrible shape because he is not given proper medical treatment. PROPER MEDICAL TREATMENT DENIED! When I went to visit him every finger nails on both hands were bruised, he could barely stand or sit, he was pale like he hadn't been outside since he got there. He sends letters to his father, my mother, my brother and me his daughter begging for someone to believe the extreme mental and physical torture he is going through, but in other words or his letters never reach us. TORTURE! An innocent man is sitting in prison being tortured and begging for his family to come see him soon since he feels his life is almost over. THIS IS NOT JUSTICE ITS TORTURE AND MURDER! We are all brothers and sisters children of God please take the time to Google "Prison Torture" and you will see it happens all over the world even in the United Stated only they are better at hiding it and giving excuses. I TRIED SPEAKING WITH THE PRISON WARDEN, but at my next visit with my father he told me things got a lot worse never to talk to the Warden again. It has been years nobody listens nobody helps! Years of torture years of pain inflicted on an INNOCENT MAN CONVICTED WITHOUT EVIDENCE WHO PASSED THE LIE DETECTOR by the system we all trust. THIS IS NOT THE ONLY CASE! I could go on and on, but nobody listens, nobody cares. People only care about what is going on in their lives until they are in the wrong place at the wrong time and are wrongfully convicted only to later suffer what my father along with many others are suffering that's when they start to care. PLEASE CARE NOW AND HELP! We should all do our part in fighting for the people so one day if we or the people we care about find ourselves wrongfully convicted or mistreated we the people will be fighting for you too. Thank you for your time.
Nancy K Kubon
My loved one is being held in Elkton Federal Prison in Lisbon, OH for growing marijuana. He has RLS, it is a disease. He is given meds for Parkinson's patients to help ease his pain but, always runs out before he is given his prescription, they take their sweet time and DO NOT CARE if he suffers or not! He will be up ALL night walking the halls because he is not able to sit still, lay still or sleep! This is extreme sleep deprivation and pure torture, it is inhumane, cruel and unusual punishment that no one should have to endure just because they are in prison! He has already had one stroke and this stress and sleeplessness is going to cause him to have another--stress can kill you! I am so worried I will never see my fiance again if he dies in there from needless neglect and pure torture, he doesn't deserve this, no one does! Is there anything anyone can do or is there anyone I can call for some help with this? He is treated worse than a murderer or child molester, in fact, the child molesters in there got less time for ruining a child's life by forcing sex upon poor children!! He worked hard ALL his life, served his country in the Marines, owned his own construction company and was able to retire. The Social Security and VA checks he received were not enough to suvive on and him and his BF got a bright idea--to grow pot, big mistake, even though it's legal all over the place and he had a medical marijuana card, the Federal govtmt. is on a mission, THE WAR ON DRUGS!! A total waste of everyone's $$$!!! Please, please can anyone help us!? Is there anyone I can contact at the prison or out there that can be of some help to us?! I am so worried I will never see my loved one again and before he gets out next Dec.2014, he drove himself to Lisbon, OH to surrender in Feb 2011 and I haven't seen him since. This is shameful to do to any human being and cause such suffering!! Please help, anybody can e-mail me with any ideas or suggestions--thank you so much!!!!
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