Extortion is not typically associated with women’s prisons, but at Pulaski, it has taken hold. Gang members have routinely used threats of violence to shake down inmates and their families for virtually everything, even the ability to take a shower or sleep in an assigned room. The situation has become so bad that some inmates have been beaten up when they could no longer pay the extortion money.
The families of the inmates have reached out to the Georgia Department of Corrections for help, but no action was taken until one of the families recorded a call and sent it to a GDC official. The situation has become so bad that some families are now seeking intervention from the authorities.
It is important to note that the situation at Pulaski is not unique. In 2022, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a series of reports that revealed mounting violence and criminal activities at Georgia’s prisons, including sexual assaults, extortion, and murders carried out with impunity. The mounting violence and criminal activities inside the facilities included sexual assaults, extortion, and murders carried out with impunity.
The situation at Pulaski State Prison in Georgia is alarming, and the families of the inmates are seeking intervention from the authorities.
The situation is not unique and is part of a larger problem of mounting violence and criminal activities at Georgia’s prisons. The authorities must take swift action to address the situation and ensure the safety of the inmates and their families.