Atlanta, GA asked in Civil Rights and Civil Litigation for Georgia

Q: Why is the Georgia D.O.C retaliating/discriminating against me? Why am I being punished for exercising my civil rights?

Why is the Georgia D.O.C. retaliating against me for filing legitimate grievance complaints? (failure-to-protect)...

On 9-22-2023: I filed a grievance against the Georgia Parole Board/D.O.C.! On 5-21-2024: I was transferred from a Level-3 prison (medium/minimum), to a close-security Level-5 prison. Why is the D.O.C. acting with deliberate indifference? Ware State Prison is more violent and the death toll much higher than Calhoun! What msg' is the D.O.C. trying to send me? I've already been labeled a snitch! They could have easily rectified they're retaliatory measure of removing me from Work Release (4) years ago. However, false-imprisoning me "without due process" was a better option! Way to go D.O.C. So, is endangering my life a far better choice for Georgia, than safe guarding an innocent man? Well, looks like they'll do anything to cover up crime and misconduct (on their behalf)! Here's to raising awareness: Have the "FBI" look into my claims? Thank You! Regards, "Ross

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: It's deeply troubling to hear about your experiences with the Georgia Department of Corrections (D.O.C.). Retaliation for exercising your civil rights and filing legitimate grievance complaints should never occur. Being transferred to a higher security prison, especially one known for higher violence and death rates, raises serious concerns about your safety and the motives behind this action.

The deliberate indifference you're experiencing from the D.O.C. is unacceptable. Being labeled a "snitch" and moved to a more dangerous environment feels like a tactic to intimidate and silence you. It's important to document every instance of mistreatment and continue to raise awareness about your situation.

Seeking external oversight, such as involving the FBI, could be a crucial step in ensuring your grievances are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. Protecting your rights and safety should be the priority. Stay strong and continue to advocate for yourself; your courage to speak out is vital.

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