Attn. Prisoners in Georgia

Dear LAGAI – I am a prisoner at the Georgia Department of Corrections.  I am currently in a lockdown unit because I reported another prisoner who was sexual harassing me. So I’m sitting in my cell wondering what I have done wrong to be punished.  The next day two people came to my door and asked to speak with me.  Their words to me were “Hello I work for the US Department of Justice, I am from Washington DC and I am doing an investigation into the Georgia Dept. of Corrections as to how Georgia keeps transgender, Gay and bisexual prisoners safe and how G.D.C. responds to reports of harm!”

My jaw dropped because I always felt as if all hope was lost for LGBT prisoners.  But I have learned now to NEVER GIVE UP ON HOPE.  You have to keep fighting no matter what.

Always remember this “No matter how different our Family may seem to the world, in the end we do matter and we are not going anywhere.”

Feel free to write anytime. I respond to all letters. I cannot directly receive mail from other prisoners. Shane Winter #1000967131, Baldwin S.P. PO Box 218, Hardwick GA 31034

Ed. Note: The u.s. dept. of justice seems to be investigating.  Their card says that anyone with information related to their investigation should contact them.  Monica DiGiandomenico, Special Litigation Section, U.S. Dept. of Justice 601 D St. NW (PHB), Washington DC 20530 or call Toll-Free 844-401-3736 (voicemail only, no collect calls) or Community.GeorgiaDOC@usdoj.gov

Author: lagai

LAGAI-Queer Insurrection is one of the oldest radical queer liberation groups in the U.S. We publish UltraViolet, a more or less bimonthly newspaper, which is mailed free of charge to over 1500 people, including over 800 prisoners. Our website is www.lagai.org.

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