In GA: Coalition Claims Retaliatory Violence by Georgia Prison Staff

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Distributed by the Green Party of the United States. Press release by Georgia Green Party http://www.georgiagreenparty.org.

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

For further information, contact:
Bruce Dixon / bdixon AT GeorgiaGreenParty DOT org
Press Secretary, Georgia Green Party

Coalition Claims Retaliatory Violence by Georgia Prison Staff,
Seeks Continued Access to Prisons to Investigate Conditions
• Video of press conference: http://www.georgiagreenparty.org/ChallengingMassIncarceration/Concerned_Coalition_Demands_Investigation_of_Inmate_Beatings_By_Guards

The Georgia Green Party joined other organizations with the Concerned Coalition to Respect Prisoners’ Rights at a press conference, Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 10:30 am at the Georgia State Capitol, where Edward DuBose, President of the Georgia Conference of NAACP Branches offered a prepared statement and fielded questions for the coalition from the media.  The statement began: “The Concerned Coalition to Respect Prisoners’ Rights asserts that the recent brutal beatings by prison guards and CERT team squads of Terrance Dean at Macon State Prison and Miguel Jackson at Smith State Prison were carried out as retaliation for the statewide prisoner work stoppages and were not isolated.”

The Georgia Green Party earlier published a letter addressed to the incoming and outgoing Governors seeking answers on whether the Department of Corrections participated in a criminal conspiracy to conceal Terrance Dean who was reportedly beaten by state employees while incarcerated at Macon State Prison near Oglethorpe Georgia.

The Concerned Coalition has been able to make two visits into DoC facilities to date.  After each visit, inmates at those facilities were subjected to brutal beatings, apparently by state employees.

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For background on this matter, see:

http://www.georgiagreenparty.org/ChallengingMassIncarceration

for the Green Party’s letter to the Governor seeking an investigation
the assault on Mr. Dean, see:

http://www.georgiagreenparty.org/QDC/Actions/Ga_Governor_urged_Investigate_Inmate_Beatings

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