What about the treatment of prisoners in Texas prisons? sign now

To whom it may concern,

Recently, global attention has been focused for weeks on the abuse of
Iraqi inmates in Baghdad's prisons.

What about the treatment of prisoners in US prisons? and especially
here in Texas ?

Most of us, who have a loved one inside know that similar treatment might
happen for any kind of reason. It might and it does occur, and it is
easy to further humiliate a human being who has already been condemned and
sentenced to death.

Is this the picture we wish to present to the world?

What is wrong for the Iraqi prisoners IS for similarly wrong for our

How can we pretend to show the non-democratic world the right path to
Democracy and the respect all humans inherently deserve if we are not able
to start with our own prisoners, regardless of whatever they did in the
past which placed them in our penitentiaries ?

In Texas, there are about 150, 000 people incarcerated. Who cares about

Thousands of complaints are filed by inmates each year and while some are
fabrications, most are not. Those recently received from inmates who
are incarcerated in general population and D.R highlight ongoing problems.

Strong measures have to be taken against all those who are ordering or
tolerating the abuses in America's prisons. America is a signatory to
the UN document "The Minimum Standard of Treatment and Punishment." In
Exxence, this document recognized that all prisoners, even those under a
sentence of death, have inherent human rights which cannot be taken from

On June 6th, 2004 many in the USA celebrated the civilized world's
freedom which was recovered after thousands of human lives were
sacrificed during World War II. The President, who was the ex-Governor
of Texas, spoke about compassion and forgiveness.

But there must be more than words to make this a reality. There is a time
for ACTION. Human rights begin at home, and the time has come to
recognize that ALL people, including those incarcerated and even
(especially) those under a death sentence, enjoy the most basic human
right of all: the right to life!

This is why we have decided to show the world what is taking place here
and have thus created this online petition to attract people's attention
on what COMPASSION is in within our prison's walls.

The petititoners,

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Latest Signatures

  • 25 December 2015550. Kai Oliverh
    You ought to be ashamed of yourself ! Country Germany
  • 24 December 2015549. Jennifer T
    I know prisons are meant to punish... but there is line between punishment, and cruelty. Zip Code 81504 Country USA
  • 17 December 2015548. Marycela Santos
    Not only in Texas but all over USA Zip Code 91342 Country USA
  • 09 December 2015547. Dana F
    the texas prison system is no good. we need change right away.
  • 16 November 2015546. Jackie B
    Name JACKIE BREWER PLEASE HELP!!! Zip Code 38058 Country USA
  • 13 November 2015545. Patricia M
    I think conditions should be investigated here
  • 06 November 2015544. Bob S
    Name stoner You know, off all the countries that have the death penalty, the United States is the only country that will torture the death row prisoner for years and years and years before killing him Country France
  • 17 October 2015543. Dean G
    Please eliminate abuse of prisoners in TX prisons
  • 13 October 2015542. Claudia E
    Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 04 October 2015541. Willy D
    N—Ćrnberg Zip Code 90431 Country Germany
  • 03 October 2015540. Deborah G
    I support this action Zip Code 76248 Country USA
  • 24 September 2015539. John P
    Name John Propst US citizens certainly have as many rights as Iraqis do! Zip Code 76801 Country USA
  • 07 September 2015538. Stephen C
    none Country Finland
  • 02 September 2015537. Jerrie Dalej
    Name Dale Johnson Prisoners deserve to be treated as humans no matter what crime they have been convicted of. Zip Code 75142 Country USA
  • 28 August 2015536. The Coalitionfortruthandjusticee
    stop inhuman treatments in Texas Death Row Zip Code 1428 Country Belgium
  • 26 August 2015535. Carmen H
    A Shame!!!
  • 05 August 2015534. Werner Morse
    Name Veronica What about prisoner's treatment Country Switzerland
  • 01 August 2015533. Linda Gg
    Texas Prisoners are Human First and should be treated as such, not as monsters!!! Zip Code 78704/Austin Texas Country U.S.A.
  • 23 July 2015532. Goncalves I
    what about the treatment of prisoners inTexas prisons? Country France
  • 22 July 2015531. Linda H
    Name Linda Hull denying medical care and adequate pain medications when needed is one of the worse forms of TORTURE I can think of.
  • 21 July 2015530. Alan M
    Name Alan Moroney Needs sorting out Zip Code BN3 3RE Country UK
  • 19 July 2015529. Lluvia M
    I support this petition
  • 14 July 2015528. Tracy Lamourieanddavep
    International standards govern the treatment of prisoners - please comply! Country Canada
  • 08 July 2015527. Jerry Wr
    Stop the Texas prison abus Zip Code 76233 Country Grayson
  • 03 July 2015526. Patricia P
    Asking you to please talk to TDCJ about more humane treatment for the offenders in TDCJ Zip Code 78617
  • 03 July 2015525. Berdaguer Gomez
  • 29 June 2015524. Shirley D
    Texas treats it's prisoners worst than any other state in the US. I think everyone should start looking at who is working in the prisons and when any abuses occur, those responsible need to be taken to court and tried like the criminals they are

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Mai CraneBy:
Petition target:
Mr. Carl RAYNOLDS - TDCJ General Counsel & the TDCJ General Direction


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