Governor Nathan Deal

Of all the stories that might be told about the prison system in this country — and they are legion — the tales that are rarely heard are those of the families of the imprisoned.

Millions of Americans are traumatized by the mass incarceration in this country. One frantic call from the local jail catapults an entire family on a frightening journey that no family would wish to travel. Their traumatic journey encounters endless frustration and infuriating madness from which there is no escape.

There is no worse feeling than that of being alone and helpless. This applies to the families of those who are incarcerated just as much as it does to those behind the walls. Our goal is to bridge the communication barrier that exists in and around the criminal "justice" system today and bring everyone in the prisoner support community closer together to effect change in policy, prisoner rights, sentencing and so much more.

We, the undersigned voting citizens of Georgia have a call to action to Governor Nathan Deal prior to this election.

We request that you state your opinion on this petitions preamble and agree to meet with Kate Boccia to appoint a Civilian Review Board that is made up of various stake holders in the community so that effective communication can be conducted between families of the incarcerated, the Department of Corrections and the Governor’s office, without fear of reprisal.

The families and loved ones of the incarcerated have the unbearable burden of helping their loved ones and should have a right to be heard.

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The Criminal Justice Reform petition to Governor Nathan Deal was written by Kate Boccia and is in the category Justice at GoPetition.