Women In Prison Should Never Experience This Abuse

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September 6, 2019

Women are being treated HORRIBLY inside one of Florida’s prisons. Lowell Correctional Institution is the state’s largest women’s prison… and it’s a terrible place to be. Time after time it shows the world why, and we need to do something before anyone else is hurt. 

Recently, a woman was beaten to the point of hospitalization at Lowell. A correctional officer treated her as if her life was worthless, and officials have been far too quiet about the abuse of an imprisoned woman - one who suffered from both mental and physical disabilities. 

In a separate incident a few years ago, one woman ended up DEAD after being threatened by a guard. Latandra Ellington had written a letter to her aunt detailing the constant terrorizing she experienced at the hands of said guard. 10 days later, she was found dead in her cell. 

Florida has to put an end to this now. 

Terrible conditions have been exposed in the past. Florida State Representative Dianne Hart recently visited and denounced the “excessive heat, excessively short eating times, inadequate female hygiene materials and inmate treatment,” according to the Miami Herald. 

Too many Black women in prisons across the nation experience abuse. We have to take a stand when we see it happening! Let’s make sure Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody knows anyone involved in this needs to be FIRED, and that Lowell should be investigated!

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