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Coronavirus Prisons

133 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, Amiee Maxwell

New Trial For Imam Jamil Al-Amin FKA H. Rap Brown

As Always, We begin with the greeting of peace, As-Salaamu Alaikum, As you may know, my father, Imam Jamil Al-Amin, formerly H. Rap Brown civil rights leader and humanitarian, was convicted of a murder he did not commit in 2002.  Upon that conviction, we essentially abandoned him. No tangible noise was ever made and as such, my father's conviction and subsequent exile, a vendetta realized, has gone unchecked. The cruel and unusual punishment, the confession of another man, the medical neglect in hopes that he dies, the gag order, the federal holding of a state prisoner away from his attorney's and family,  we've done nothing about anything and because of our lack of action, much like the man himself, the truth about this case and his legacy have been erased from public view. If we don't commit to action, the same action he dedicated himself to for the entirety of his life, the same action many of you are benefiting from while he sits suffering silently, then we have turned our backs on our Imam...your brother and should be ashamed.  We have been fighting this fight in the courts for 20 years and because the outward appearance is that "his people don't even care about him," we haven't gotten anything more than "yes he deserves a new trial but no you can't have one" and again that's on us because, what have we done about it?  Alhamdulillah though, we've been afforded yet another opportunity and this time, we aren't even asking you to decide his guilt or innocence though it should be obvious, we are only asking that you help him get the opportunity to prove his innocence to you and salvage his name. A fair trial, where the man who confessed to this crime actually testifies, where constitutional rights are respected and where the state prosecutors misconduct is not overlooked and subsequently rewarded with a federal judgeship. No, we want a fair trial...that's all. That being said, if you can get behind the idea of Imam Jamil or anyone for that matter finally receiving a fair opportunity to prove their innocence, then please, sign and share our petition. We must let District Attorney Paul Howard and The Fulton County Conviction Integrity Unit know that we are paying attention and we demand fairness and justice at the very least.  Meet me on the front line, Sincerely,  Kairi Al-Amin Attorney & Son of Imam Jamil Al-Amin FKA H. Rap Brown

Kairi Al-Amin
49,629 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Gretchen Whitmer, Department of Justice, Donald J. Trump, Michael Eagen, Michigan parole Board, Heidi Washington, department of corrections

KEEP A MURDERER AND RAPIST IN PRISON!!!!

澳门皇冠手机网站The Michigan Department of Corrections and parole board is moving to release inmate Larry Allen Moore who raped and murdered Connie M. Probst May 31, 1986. If this man is released he will serve his probation in the town that he committed this heinous crime, our small town of Monroe,MI. This is a yearly occurrence for our family but this year is a little different. With the country in a state of emergency and our state wide “Stay Home” executive orders from Governor Whitmer our family did not receive adequate time to prepare, 30 days from the letter (two weeks since we received the letter two weeks from when it was dated).  We generally have 30 days  from the receipt of the letter to call and set up a day to have a meeting with the parole board, which usually occurs in June. Our family has been denied the opportunity to present our victim family impact statements in person this year, we have to mail in a letter or speak with someone on the phone. We are unsure if we will be able to receive help from the prosecuting attorneys office like usual. We feel that our family is not being given ample opportunity to be heard. We feel that the board has already made up its mind and because of Covid-19 are moving to release this prisoner.  We are seeking the help and support of the public. Call attention to this injustice and let it be known to our government officials that this is not okay. Please sign this petition in protest, keep our community safe, and keep this monster in prison where he belongs. 

Ashley C
3,095 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

澳门皇冠手机网站Petition to California Governor

Reduce the CA prison population to mitigate the spread of Covid-19

澳门皇冠手机网站CDCR is currently at 136% design capacity. Inmates are living in dorms and cells that do not allow for social distancing, and conditions in CDCR facilities have been found to be unsanitary. With in the facilities there is limited availability for healthcare, and many inmates do not receive adequate care. The prison population is a vulnerable population due to the high levels of pre-existing conditions. The spread of Covid-19 within institutions is increasing daily, especially at institutions where inmates are housed in dorms. To date CDCR has only tested 0.3% of the inmate population- only those actively showing symptoms. As we know, individuals can remain asymptomatic and continue to spread the virus - therefore there is no way to know how far the virus has already spread. Staff infection numbers are self-reported, and likely do not represent the number actually infected. Due to CDCR’s limited capacity to provide the appropriate medical care, local community hospitals will soon be overwhelmed and unable to treat the incarcerated population. Corrections Officers and staff are at risk of transmitting the virus to family members, intensifying the impact of Covid on local communities. Additionally as more staff are on sick leave, staff shortages will make it difficult to adequately staff facilities at the current population levels. To date, CDCR’s attempts to mitigate the spread of the virus have been inadequate. This level of inaction is a clear violation of the 8th amendment that protects against cruel and unusual punishment. The guidelines they are stating the institutions are supposed to be following are not being implemented across the board on the institution level - inmates are scared, waiting to be infected, and are afraid that their sentence will become a death sentence.  We are asking Governor Newsom to do the humane thing and release enough inmates so that prisons operate at below 100% capacity to allow inmates to follow guidelines from the CDC. This will require extraordinary steps to effectively, and safely  release inmates who do not pose a risk to public safety. Many could be placed on home detention, monitored by electronic ankle devices, and supervised by the department of Parole/probation. There are many individuals with 5 years or less to serve, who have solid parole plans, and whose release would not place an undue risk to community safety or burden local resources. Inmates over 65 and those with underlying medical conditions such as asthma, auto-immune diseases, cancer etc. should be a priority for release. Given the enormity of this pandemic, and the risk of extreme adverse consequences to those incarcerated, it is imperative that immediate action is taken.  Thank you for your support.

Dr Liz Linn
1,691 supporters