The following text has been taken from this Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/484340761579488/
We’re having an INTERNATIONAL call in day to support Georgia Hunger Strikers THIS MONDAY!!!
NUMBER TO CALL!
Brian Owens, Commissioner, GA Department of Corrections, ask for his administrative assistant Peggy Chapman
After four weeks, according to the families of Miguel Jackson and Preston Whiting, they are weak from hunger and subject to fainting spells. But they seem to believe they have little to lose. They are, a letter from one of them asserts, ‘starving for change.’ There were originally ten of them, but some may have been transferred out, and some other prisoners joined the strike. We hope to have clearer information tomorrow.
They are demanding access to proper hygiene, medical treatment for their numerous and severe injuries, many of which were inflicted 18 months ago, the restoration of their visiting and communications rights, and access to their meager personal property. They and their attorneys insist that the Georgia Department of Corrections follow its own published procedures requiring a status review of every inmate in punitive isolation every 30 days. They further insist that such evaluations be public and transparent so as to preclude the possibility of prejudicial conduct on the party of prison officials.
Please join us in showing support for these brave individuals putting their lives on the line to take a stand against injustice, here is a script that you can use:
“Hi, my name is ____. I am calling on behalf of the inmates on the hunger strike in the Georgia Classifications and Diagnostics Center, in Jackson Georgia. Basic human rights , as well as the rights outlined in the standard operating procedures of your prison, are being denied to these inmates. I want the prisoners to regain access to their meager personal property, to receive medical attention for their numerous and severe injuries, to get their full visitation and communication rights, to get access to proper hygiene, and to be allowed their 30 day reviews which will prove that their solitary confinement in unnecessary, unlawful, and cruel. I want you to stay the execution of Warren Hill. All state executions are shameful; murdering a mentally disabled man is barbaric. Brian Owens, the people stand for fair treatment of prisoners. You have a chance to redeem yourself. Meet our demands, the prisoners demands, the demands of the people.”
Again, the number to call is Brian Owens, Commissioner, GA Department of Corrections, ask for his administrative assistant Peggy Chapman.
If you’re feeling talkative, feel free to hit up the people below as well and let them know how you feel!
Warden, GA Diagnostic & Classification Prison, Butts County GA
770-504-2000 or 770-504-2006
GA Department of Corrections Ombudsman
478-992-5367 or 478-992-5358
Georgia governor Nathan Deal