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Human Rights for Prisoners March in Atlanta on May 16

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Peacefully walk for justice in the USA. Erosion of Americans' Constitutional rights escalates. Abusive and deadly violence against inmates is usual inside U.S. jails and prisons. Police brutality against black, brown, and mentally ill citizens continues


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Mary Neal (183)
Monday May 4, 2009, 12:04 pm


America has become a prison nation where 1 in every 99.1 persons is behind bars. More than 2/3 of the 2.3 million inmates were convicted for non-violent offenses. The prison industry costs $50 billion annually. Many states charge taxpayers $50,000 annually for each prisoner, and around $90,000 more every year for each death row inmate and chronically ill prisoner.

California is preparing to resume executions.

Troy Davis' temporary stay of execution ends May 15. A death warrant can be issued after that date.

Mentally ill citizens account for 1.25 million of America's prisoners - people who should be in mental hospitals if they did violent crimes, or in Assisted Outpatient Treatment programs if they are non-violent.

Inmates are regularly abused and some are killed INSIDE America without investigation and accountability, just like the War on Terror camps.


Torture in American Prisons -

"Emergency centers" a/k/a "concentration camps" are proposed to be erected and equipped inside America with the capacity to hold many thousands of citizens - See H.R. 645

Since the advent of PRISON PROFITEERING, the USDOJ reports that 1 in every 31 persons is either in prison or lives under the threat of prison as parolees or probationers.

In the last two decades, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts report, state corrections spending soared 127%, while spending on higher education increased only 21%.

Senate bills 773 and 778 propose to give the president unlimited power of control over the Internet, including the power to shut it down. Americans' privacy rights, freedom of speech and press rights continue to plummet.

PEACEFUL individuals with an interest in human rights are invited to attend, particularly those interested in:

1) death penalty
2) prison torture
3) solitary confinement
4) life without the possibility of parole
5) trying children as adults and life sentences for minors
6) mandatory sentencing
7) three-strikes laws
8) law of parties
9) criminalizing mental illness, including PTSD among American veterans
10) plans for mass "emergency centers" inside U.S.A. for Americans
(H.R. 645)
11) private prison profiteering - especially by decision-makers with
positions in criminal justice (conflicts of interest)
12) excessive sentencing and unacceptable disparities in sentencing for
similar offenses
13) enforcement of Freedom of Information Act
14) prisoner healthcare
15) increased funding for public defenders
16) post-conviction DNA testing
17) no penalty or misdemeanor charge for less than one oz. of marijuana
18) strict enforcement against police and prison brutality; prosecution
of 100% of offenders
19) new trials with substantial new evidence, like the Troy Davis case
TROY DAVIS' Stay of Execution Ends May 15 - Death Warrant Possible
20) Taser weaponry and the possibility of conflicts of interest among
decision makers regarding police equipment purchases
21) illegal alien raids and arrests
22) police profiling and abuse of homosexuals
23) surveillance of U.S. citizens; loss of privacy rights
24) Unequal justice in America depending on race, socio-economic
25) Justice for victims and families of abused or murdered prisoners
(whether or not victims lived to reach jail)

The first annual HUMAN RIGHTS FOR PRISONERS MARCH will be in
Atlanta, Georgia on May 16 to address some of the CHANGE needed in the justice system.

Participants will meet at 3:00 P.M. in Woodruff Park on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta and walk a few blocks to CNN, passing passing Atlanta Journal Constitution, a mainstream newspaper owned by Cox Enterprises, Inc. Mainstream news must cease being party to abuse of power cover-ups by their failure to report. The march will terminate in Olympic Park, right across from CNN, where there will be refreshments and an opportunity for participants to meet and share information.

Everyone who is fed up needs to stand up. Walk together for a more just system of justice wherein citizens' Constitutional rights are honored and protected. See the list of causes above - find one YOU care about and come walk peacefully with participants in the first annual HUMAN RIGHTS FOR PRISONERS MARCH in Atlanta on May 16.

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill


. (0)
Monday May 4, 2009, 1:30 pm
noted thank you if there was a bus i would go to the march

kat yazzie (400)
Monday May 4, 2009, 1:50 pm
TY Mary.

Same here, Honeysucklebarb...

Mary Neal (183)
Monday May 4, 2009, 2:03 pm
Please take a look at Care2 group DUO, where I just posted this news. On my view, the picture of Atlanta was deleted.


Mary Neal (183)
Monday May 4, 2009, 2:30 pm
March for Human Rights for Prisoners. Stand Against further erosion of Constitutional rights for citizens. Plan for a spring break in Atlanta on May 16. Enjoy the Underground, zoo, acquarium, and more while you are here.

If you are fed up, stand up! And have fun doing it.


Since announcing this march, Yahoo locked me out of my email box seven times in the last few days, and reported that it had BOUNCED over 600 of my email messages by April 25 - probably 1,100 by now.

NING issued me a FAKE email box, which cannot get mail in or out. That is the email box used to send invitations to the Human Rights for Prisoners March. The opposition to free speech and free press apparently chose which few people would actually get the invitations, which should have gone to 2000 people and groups in my Yahoo address list.

Group share tags at Care2 were deleted from an invitation in my Sharebook and the tagline was left only with "death penalty mary neal."

BRING AN END TO THE POLICE STATE THAT AMERICA IS BECOMING. March for Human Rights for Prisoners. Help protect American prisoners from abuse and deaths that get little to no investigation and accountability. Fight becoming a prisoner yourself - fingerprints on drivers licenses, cameras on street poles, restricted and monitored online communication.

Joycey B (750)
Monday May 4, 2009, 6:17 pm
I wish I could be there, but I will be there in spirit. Thanks for this tell it how it is post Mary.

Mary Neal (183)
Monday May 4, 2009, 6:30 pm
Joycey, thanks for your response. While so much attention is being given to the War on Prisoner detainees who were treated so horribly, people need to know that prisoner abuse is nothing new and sometimes just as bad inside America.

How bad is murder?

Would you agree that inmates being murdered without accountability is just as bad as similulated drowning that leaves the detainees living?

Everyone should be aware of the murders and abuses INSIDE American penal facilities. See this website. Click on each prisoner's photo for his/her story. All of these are dead American inmates, and some were arrested for misdeamenors or offenses that were misdemeanors until everything got to be a felony.



Linda H (199)
Monday May 4, 2009, 7:14 pm
I have to go to the doctor tomorrow,I think he messed up my leg so I am wait and see but I would love to meet you there!

Past Member (0)
Monday May 4, 2009, 11:35 pm
Thanks a lot for this.

Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday May 5, 2009, 4:28 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Mary because you have done so within the last week.

Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday May 5, 2009, 4:31 pm
Many of those 2.3 million in prison for
non-violent offenses are there for Marijuana
related convictions, and this is just another
element of why the prison system is so wrong.
Atlanta is only a 6 hour drive from where I
live, but unfortunately, my health is so poor
that attending this march is out of the question
for me.....dammit.
But, like my friend Joycey,
I'll be there in spirit.
This is a great post, Mary,
and thanks so very much.

David Gould (155)
Tuesday May 5, 2009, 5:42 pm
Land of the Free?

Mary I Only wish I was over there with you...I would march every step with you...this is a cause close to my heart...if we must lock up people (and I question even that in many cases) the least we can do is to treat them in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...e.g. Humanely...but to abuse and even murder inmates is never ever acceptable and your experience of the 'system' will be informing your wonderful actions.

March proudly Mary...I'm with you every single step, right by your side.

We will change the world...a little bit at a time.

Mary Neal (183)
Tuesday May 5, 2009, 6:38 pm
Oh, thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement! I am sure the prisoners appreciate your support that they not be tortured while they serve time for crimes, whether real or imagined. I especially thank all of you on behalf of the mentally ill inmates - people who are essentially arrested because they are sick. The most vulnerable Americans are just sitting ducks for the prison profiteers, I am afraid!

We really need to show support for the mentally challenged prisoners, because there is talk about again using prisoners as lab rats for pharmaceutical companies. Some of the acute mental patients can be easily induced to sign anything! That is partly why their incarceration seems illegal to me. So many of the mentally ill behind bars did not understand their Miranda Rights and were unable to contribute to their own defense against criminal charges. It is pitiful to treat sick folks the way they do. God watches and He knows. That is why He sent all of us to STAND FOR JUSTICE!

Y'all have no IDEA of the censorship I fight to post invitations to this March for Human Rights for Prisoners. The media would like to pretend I don't exist because they advertise for The Cochran Firm (Google "COCHRAN FIRM FRAUD 1 and 2 on YouTube).





Mary Neal (183)
Tuesday May 5, 2009, 7:52 pm
Hello, I am having trouble posting this document to the home page at AIMI. It keeps going to a "page not found" error message at Care2. The cyberstalkers are loose!

Human Rights for Prisoners March - Atlanta, May 16 | Care2 Share ... Visibility: Everyone. Posted: Monday May 4, 2009, 12:06 pm - 88k - Cached

Mary Neal (183)
Wednesday May 6, 2009, 12:12 am
I WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING - ANYTHING - CARE2 COULD DO ABOUT THE CYBERSTALKERS! I posted the link below on the invitations to the march, and within the last two hours, the link has been DEACTIVATED. The censorship around this march is awesome!

The page you have requested,,
is not available. That doesn't mean you won't find what you're looking for at Care2.

The cyberstalkers know I use that link for the invitation, so they snatched it off system real quick - but it is in my Sharebook, or we have a real IP problem.



Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 6, 2009, 1:26 am
I'm with you in spirit!

Prisons encourage violence by one prisoner against another, as well as condoning violence by prison officers. The aim is to produce a hierarchy of viciousness - it's easier for prison administrators to deal with one or two
'top dogs" than with a thousand individuals.

BernadetteP P (72)
Wednesday May 6, 2009, 8:56 am
glad that their standing up andnoted

Mary Neal (183)
Wednesday May 6, 2009, 10:56 am

Thank you Care2 News for providing this outlet to publish information of interest and concern to millions of people who need CHANGE.

Your support for justice in America has pushed this story to Front Page!

Anonymous A (2)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 6:48 am
I would need more information on this subject. I can not support something I do not have much information on. Prisoners are put according to what they have done. Then again some people commiting awful crimes do not get more punishment. Murder, child abuse, animal cruelty(abuse&murder). Some deserve the death penalty and do not get it. Some states do not have the death penalty. 2 wrongs do not make a right but neither is murder and the commandments if anyone believes in that (THOU SHALL NOT KILL) . There has to be some hard core evidence for me to sign any petition like this one or to remove someone from the death penalty. In most cases the Legal system is not wrong. Most things happen to inmates by other inmates according to what's going on there.

Sheila G (267)
Friday May 8, 2009, 3:34 am
we do have so many imprisoned on ridiculous and often false charges, like you, Tim, I also am sick of people imprisoned over a bag of weed! also want to see the DNA testing used to CLEAR innocent people who may never have been convicted years ago if the testing had been available then. and when, WHEN, will this country stop imprisoning the mentally ill, how many are being abused in our prison system?

Anon A, one person in prison unjustly is one person too many, but I do so often wish those brutal abusers were permanently gone.
TY Mary for the posting, blessings to you and all your work.

Mary Neal (183)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 2:54 am
Hello, and thank you, everyone!

Anonymous, that petition is not to save anyone from the death penalty. They already arrested my mentally dysfunctional brother - probably for singing or reciting loud - and killed him in Shelby County Jail, Memphis, TN. It is too late to save Larry.

The petition is asking the USDOJ to investigate his death and the cover-up engaged in by the county which has denied Larry's survival the information needed for closure for almost six years - no records or accountability whatsoever. We looked for him for 18 days while the jail denied that he was under arrest. Meanwhile, he missed his vital heart drugs.

This happened while the jail was under the SAME USDOJ that ordered the prison torture in the War on Terror camps. Many of those men and boys were not guilty of being terrorists, I suspect, just like my poor brother was guilty only of being mentally ill, having had a mumps infection go to his brain at age 8.

If you can support our request for records, please sign. Just like it is hard to get records released for the war on terror detainees, it is hard to get them released for Larry. This is despite the fact that Larry was an American citizen, and his family members work and pay taxes right here in the USA.




. (0)
Monday February 15, 2010, 4:41 am
Thanks. Maybe change will come some day. It is being discussed. The recession actually helped as people may soon need to choose between continuing to imprison 1 in every 99.1 people and keeping capital punishment vs. having school buses for their kids and schools for them to attend.

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