Chaka Stewart’s Burial & Children’s Fund

On May 11, 2021 40-year-old New Orleans, LA native Chaka Stewart and father of three [DeArreis (16), Donjae (16), Sani (2)] was arrested in front of Rick Ross’s Georgia Estate.  Three days after being detained in the Clayton County jail, Chaka Stewart was found dead in his cell.  Our family is distraught, struggling with the harsh reality that our love one was taken away from us in this manner. The thought of his kids living the rest of their life without their father, their protector, and care taker is inconceivable.  The family has asked over and over for the jail to explain how Chaka can be in the custody of Clayton County Jail, where he made one phone call in three days in which he informed his mother of abuse and mistreatment in the jail and is dead three days later. The history of corruption and lack of transparency surrounding the Clayton County Jail system has to end now. 

It is unacceptable for any type of “justice system” on American soil to be so wholly abusive and ineffective as the prison system is in this country. There is a fundamental problem with the justice system in America which uses correctional facilities for both punishment and rehabilitation. This is a clear contradiction and the leading cause for its ineffective practices in this country. Many of those who enforce these practices such as recently indited Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, for ordering employees to use excessive force against detainees continue to abuse their power and privilege at the expense of our sons and daughters without any consequences for their actions. How many more inmates have to die at the hands of systematic racism in the form of mass incarceration? What is it going to take for us to put an end to this corruption? Any one of us could be the next name on this list!

Sandra Bland
Marvin Scott III
Jamal Sutherland
Nicolas Jackson
Joakima Chevis

Chaka was only one of many black inmates in Clayton County prisons that are subjected to daily abuse and mistreatment in the jail which led to his tragic death. We refuse to sit back and allow your love one to be next. The pain that we’re feeling is something that no son or daughter, mother or father should ever experience. 

All funds raised through this site will go towards covering funeral and burial expenses, the well-being, mental health and grief counseling for Chaka’s children. This traumatic experience will forever trouble the hearts of Chaka’s family and friends.  There has been NO transparency from Clayton County Prison system regarding the events leading up to Chaka Stewart’s death on Saturday May 15, 2021.   

Chaka Stewart was a loving father, son, brother, cousin and friend.  He enjoyed spending time with his children, riding his motorcycle, and hanging out with family and close friends. He will certainly be missed but it is up to us to not allow his death to be in vain. 

We want to thank you for your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers as we continue to fight for justice for ALL victims of systemic racism in the form of mass incarceration, legalized abuse and mistreatment in the American prison system.

Say his name Chaka Stewart! 

SAY HIS NAME Chaka Stewart!!


-Jacqueline Stewart Gordon (mother Chaka Stewart) is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Chaka Stewart and his children. 

This account will be managed and supervised by his mother, Jacqueline  Stewart Gordon.


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Ja Alonzo 
New Orleans, LA
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