The DOJ sued the Alabama Department of Corrections in 2019 for the inhumane treatment and living conditions, excessive violence by officers, inadequate mental health treatment and proper healthcare, and insufficient staffing, amongst many other things. Since that lawsuit, the death toll has risen significantly; staffing has severely decreased, leaving no oversight and causing a considerable security risk for those incarcerated and officers. The men/women of the ADOC have no hope. The parole system is broken. The men/women incarcerated that are eligible, and meet all the criteria for parole, are being denied parole. The ADOC violates these men/women's 1st, 8th, and 14th amendment rights.
We have a grassroots organization called "Both Sides of the Wall'. "Both Sides of the Wall is committed to changing the criminal justice system through sharing the stories of impacted families, advocating for policies that create better outcomes for those incarcerated and loved ones on the outside, and developing support networks for those directly impacted inside and outside the walls. Our organization focuses on prison reform, restorative justice, participatory defense, reentry, effective programming, and parole as priorities to address the ongoing crisis in Alabama’s prisons which leaders continue to neglect. We unite with the incarcerated citizens and the community to change laws that allow incarcerated citizens to be properly rehabilitated through effective best practices and programs that will help loved ones as they transition incarcerated citizens back into society."
We need assistance to continue our efforts in helping the incarcerated men/women through emergency strike funds, filing court motions, attorneys fees, protests/rallies, phone calls, basic necessities, and helping with the children and families of those incarcerated. You can see more at Both Sides of the Wall
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