Demand ADOC Close Its Unconstitutional and Inhumane COVID Quarantine
TAKE ACTION NOW
In July 2020, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) reopened parts of the Draper Correctional Facility to use for quarantining people during the COVID-19 pandemic. This previously decommissioned prison was closed in 2017 after the U.S. Department of Justice reported on its extremely poor and squalid conditions.
Since then, reports have circulated exposing how ADOC confines COVID-positive people to one or more rooms in a building at Draper with no toilets, no running water, and frequent power outages. The men are forced to urinate in Styrofoam cups and plastic water bottles; deprived of regular showers; and denied access to phones, the ability to file grievances, traditional writing materials, and their regular prescribed medications.
These conditions are simply inhumane and unconstitutional, and Commissioner Jeff Dunn must rectify this situation immediately. Whether he will, however, is a different question. Dunn has a poor track record. We've already seen two reports from the Department of Justice with little action from Dunn. Now, he's failing to react appropriately to yet another crisis.
That's why we're making sure he can't ignore this one.
Help us by sending a message to Commissioner Dunn to end these human rights violations that are currently happening on his watch. Together, we can make him hear us loud and clear: CLOSE DRAPER NOW.
ADOC Commissioner Jeff Dunn
Alabama State Legislators