Investigate Violence and Abuse at Georgia State Prisons

Target: Eric S. Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General, United States

Goal: Investigate the increase in illness, homicides, and suicides at multiple Georgia state prisons.

Four state prisons in Georgia have experienced an increase in illness brought on by the coronavirus, an increase in homicides, and an increase in suicides. Despite this growing violence, state prison officials remain silent, staffing remains low, and care remains nonexistent. Demand a federal investigation into these abuses.

The Southern Center for Human Rights has reached out to the U.S. Department of Justice after four prisons were denying inmates even the most “basic human necessities.” The prisons named included Macon State, Georgia State, Ware State, and Pulaski State. They have experienced multiple violent riots that stemmed from an increase in COVID-19 cases among inmates. Meanwhile, over 20 inmates have been killed this year alone.

This violence, mistreatment, and abuse must end. The lack of care and lack of compassion shown toward the inmates is not something we as a nation would condone by other countries. Yet it goes on in our backyard. Demand a federal investigation into the Georgia state prison system.


Dear Assistant Attorney General Dreiband,

This year alone, over 20 inmates at Georgia state prisons have been murdered. Homicides have not only risen but so have suicides. Meanwhile, COVID-19 runs rampant, basic healthcare necessities are denied, and inmates are subjected to abuse and mistreatment by staff.

This violence and abuse must be investigated immediately. It goes against our nation’s basic principles and the human rights promised to all men and women under our law.


[Your Name Here]

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