Prisoner Rights Group Protests Alleged Beatings

January 7, 2011  |  

(AJC) — A  prisoner’s rights group has sent a letter to Gov.-elect Nathan Deal and other state officials asking for major changes in the state’s prison system following allegations that at least three inmates were beaten by guards last month.  According to the newly formed Concerned Coalition to Respect Prisoners’ Rights, inmates Terrance Dean and Miguel Jackson were “brutally beaten by guards” because of their involvement in a work-stoppage protest over poor prison conditions.  Dean and Jackson are both serving 20-year sentences for armed robbery.

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