Incarcerated in GA During COVID-19? We Want Your Story to be Heard. In Your Own Words.
COVID-19 has killed people in prisons and jails at three times the already alarming rate in the general public. One in five incarcerated people has tested positive for the disease at least once. Letters SHCR sent to the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, and other powers responsible for the lives in their custody largely fell on deaf ears. We reached out to the Department of Justice for help, and they listened. They are investigating in part because of brave moms like Jennifer Bradley, whose son Carrington “Sip” Frye was killed in March as the state prison system descended into chaos amid the unchecked spread of COVID-19. Because her story could save the life of another woman’s son, she continues to speak out and demand accountability for the violence and neglect that led to Carrington’s death.
Have you or a loved one been incarcerated in Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic? Your story matters, and we want you to be heard. The Southern Center for Human Rights is undertaking a storytelling project to record the experiences of people incarcerated, or recently released, and of their friends and family. If you would like to tell your story, please email us at [email protected]. If you would like to mail your story to be read aloud by members of our staff, please address to:
Southern Center for Human Rights
60 Walton St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
We respect the wishes of any who choose to remain anonymous. We are recording these stories as a public record, and not as an avenue for legal assistance. Your stories are powerful, and by amplifying them we hope to raise awareness of the human rights crisis in GA prisons.