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Philly Madness Defense Fund

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We are actively raising money to free and defend 3 people who were caught in the web of the Camden County Georgia Sheriffs department. All three have been wrongly charged with drug possession by a notoriously corrupt leagle system. The two men have been in solitary confinement since Nov. 20th. 23 hrs a day, 7 days a week. These two men, both fathers of large families and husbands to dedicated wives, drove 800 miles from Philadelphia to Woodbine, Ga. to post the bail of a wayward friend. One of the men brought his wife along on what was to be a 2 day trip. Both men were to take turns driving and sleeping so they would only need 2 personal days off from work in order to help out a friend in a jam.
Upon entering the jail facility, the sheriffs department began a deliberate and premeditated plan to arrest all three. The wife, Lisa, was filling out the bail paperwork while her husband, Joe, stood with a correction officer counting the bail money he brought to Georgia. The third person, Bill, sat in the car in the municipal parking lot looking up used pick up trucks on his phone to pass the time. Within 20 minutes the Camden County Sheriffs department had illegally searched the borrowed car they were using and arrested all three of our friends on drug possession charges. When confronted with the charge by an investigator from Camden County, Joe nor Lisa nor Bill new what drug they were allegedly in possession of. Not being drug users, they were blindsided by the illegal actions by the sheriffs department. Bill was bailed out at a cost of $11,700.00 on December 8th. Joe and Lisa remain in jail worried about their children and their future. Joe's bail is also $11,700.00 while Lisa's was set lower, $9,600.00 To fight for their good names a lawyer they will cost the three of them around 15 to 20 thousand dollars. Their reputations have been damaged and their constitutional rights have been trampled on.
Camden County Georgia has long been known for shaking down people from out of state, mostly northerners driving down I-95 . You see, Camden County runs from exit 1 at the Florida-Georgia border on I-95 in Georgia to exit 25. This county states that over 90% of their operating budget comes from confiscated monies due to their constant arrests of tourists. Such blatant corruption runs deep down in Camden and it is known of, across the country, in many circles. There have been interviews on NPR about it as well as their own Grand Jury indictments of the former Sheriff for such corruption practices. Please help these three wrongly accused and incarcerated people find justice.
Every dollar helps them obtain the justice they have had stolen from them. We are hoping to get all three set free, the charges dismissed and then to bring leagle actions against the county for violating their civil liberties. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." The Fourth Amendment was torn out of these three peoples lives in an instant.
As was their right to their Eight Amendment protections. Solitary confinement has been under attack across the globe due to its harsh and obvious detrimental side effects. Although conditions vary from state to state and in different institutions, systematic policies and conditions of control and oppression used in isolation and segregation include: Confinement behind a solid steel door for 23 hours a day, Limited contact with other human beings, Infrequent phone calls and rare non-contact family visits, Extremely limited access to rehabilitative or educational programming, Grossly inadequate medical and mental health treatment, Restricted reading material and personal property, Physical torture such as hog-tying, restraint chairs, and forced cell extraction, Mental torture such as sensory deprivation, permanent bright lighting, extreme temperatures, and forced insomnia. All of which are employed by the Camden County Sheriffs department who control the Woodbine jail where these folks are held. It is widely held that exposure to such life-shattering conditions clearly constitutes cruel and unusual punishment – in violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Further, the brutal use of solitary has been condemned as torture by the international community.



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