Abuse of Inmates Must Stop Immediately

Target: Director of Federal Bureau of Prisons, Charles Samuels, Jr.

Goal: Stop the abuse of Lewisburg inmates.

Overuse of restraints and excessive force allegations have been made against the Lewisburg prison in Pennsylvania. A report that came out last month alleged that the top concern for inmates at the Lewisburg prison was mistreatment by the staff. The District of Columbia Corrections Information Council, who released the report, said that the complaints at this particular prison were much higher than at other prisons and the grievances were some of the worst they’d heard in recent years. Out of 35 inmates they spoke to from the D.C. Special Management Unit, she said that 26 reported excessive force. Seventeen inmates reported overuse of restraints, and 12 of them allegedly were left with injuries including scars, numbness, and swelling. Six out of the 17 complained of reportedly being left in restraints for over three straight days.

This is inmate abuse and it’s a serious problem if there are this many people at one prison being allegedly abused by the staff. Staff who are found guilty of committing these atrocious crimes against the often helpless inmates should have their positions of authority revoked indefinitely and prosecuted for the crimes instead of being allowed to abuse other humans just because they’re in the system. Demand these alleged deplorable human rights violations be stopped immediately.


Dear Mr. Samuels,

It’s been brought to our attention that a large number of inmates at the Lewisburg prison have reported being abused by the staff. A report was released last month detailing the horrors these inmates have reported, including physical abuse, excessive force, and overuse of restraints.

It’s extremely concerning that this level of abuse could allegedly be occurring in a prison system without anyone stopping it. We demand that these human rights violations that are reportedly occurring at the Lewisburg prison be stopped immediately.


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