No One Should Be Tortured Like This In Jail
Content Warning: This story contains details of torture and violence against women that some may find disturbing.
Chantelle Glass was tortured.
In July of 2018, after being locked up over missing a court date, Chantelle made a simple request to make a phone call. But twisted guards had something else in mind.
You have the RIGHT to make a phone call when you’re locked up, but guards denied Chantelle this. When they did, she asserted demands - which is ALSO her right. In response, guards took matters to an unacceptable level.
Officers tied her up like an animal and maced her - all because she asked for a phone call. One even went as far as PUNCHING her in the face while she was restrained.
Just as gross, officers and authorities in the facility winked, laughed, and joked about her suffering. Nothing about being in jail means officers have the right to abuse and humiliate you the way she was!
Fortunately, their brutal behavior was caught on camera.
Chantelle rightfully sued. And for torturing her, officers responsible actually faced consequences. They ended up behind the very bars where they once brutalized people.
The way Chantelle was treated shows that Black women in jails and prisons also experience the abuses many think are reserved for Black men who are locked up.
Black women like Chantelle experience horrific violations that shouldn’t be overlooked. Because no one should be tortured in prison.
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