GBI to Investigate Inmate Abuse Allegations

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking
into allegations of abuse at several Georgia prisons.

GBI spokesman John Bankhead said Thursday the Georgia Department of Corrections has asked the GBI to investigate.

The Georgia Department of Corrections was forced to lock down
four prisons last month after authorities discovered that inmates
were launching the protest seeking better work and living
conditions.

The Concerned Coalition to Respect Prisoners' Rights sent a
letter to state officials Thursday claiming that three inmates were
beaten by guards during the protest. The state Department of
Corrections denies the allegations.

Bankhead, meanwhile, said there's no timeline for when the
investigation will be completed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Ms. Opionionated Location: Tallahassee on Jan 7, 2011 at 09:29 AM
    Well, well Mr. Burger Boy - Keep in mind that Prisons are tailored - meaning they can't fit any person with any situation. Keep in mind that people are in prison for different reason - some merely for backing out of driveways - didn't see a predestrian - hit them - killed them and was sent to prison. So be careful with criticism because one day they may have to tailor a cell for you.
  • by Anonymous Location: georgia on Jan 7, 2011 at 09:25 AM
    yes the grady county jail employees are very rude people.. they think they are better then some people just because of what they have on...haha what a joke...they need to investigate the jail no one should have to stay in something like that not everyone in there is bad people.. i know for a fact there is great people in there they just have bad habits that need to be broken and they shouldnt have to live in something like that....
  • by Burger Boy Location: FL on Jan 7, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    in responce to "ME", I'm sure their all alter boys and were falsely accused. If prison was prison like it use to be there would not be an over flow of convicts in them. The USA should reinforce the chain gang. Let'em grow their own food, clean road ways, and whatever else officials could find for them to do. You know the old folks say "an idol mind is the devils workshop". The percentage of inmates in todays prisons are nothing less than sorry good for nothing punks to sorry to get out and get a job, so they resort to crime as a means of support. Make'm work while their there and you'll see a decrease in crime. That's the problem with our counrty today laws are to lax inreguards to prisoners. I know some will judge this harshly but that's fine. But as an Americian Tax Payer I'm SICK AND TIRED of my hard earned money going to support thugs. It's not a club med it's prison threat it that way law makers.
  • by me Location: ga on Jan 7, 2011 at 05:06 AM
    I totally agree about the Grady County jail. Also, they are very rude to the visitors. Don't treat the families wrong just because we are there to visit our loved ones. For the comment about inmates being in jail for breaking the law - not all inmates are guilty. Take for instance the guy that just recently was proven innocent from his DNA that he did not rape a lady 30 years ago. Could you imagine losing 30 years of your life all the while knowing you are innocent but can't prove it? He is not the only one that this has happened to. Everyone is not guilty.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2011 at 04:25 AM
    Inmates are spoiled as is. Bread and water, no tv, no music, no nothing. Maybe they will think twice about returning, I doubt it but maybe.
  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on Jan 7, 2011 at 03:39 AM
    You are incarcerated for a reason. You broke the law. You are being punished. If living conditions don't meet your approval, learn from it and do better in the future. Don't commit a crime and come back. We don't want you in our jail any more than you want to be there because it costs us money. And be thankful you aren't in the Arizona jail of Sheriff Joe or you might be in a tent.
  • by Anonymous Location: georgia on Jan 6, 2011 at 08:11 PM
    they should go investigate grady county jail...(cairo). need to do some major cleaning..the place is nasty inmates are breaking out everywhere..they also need to work on there medical treatments..take them to the dr.....give them answers.
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