June 12, 2020
I urge everyone to read Gay Gardner’s letter in today’s Washington Post. Click here for the link.
In her letter, Gay hopes that wide spread use of police cameras and civilian cameras will lead to greater accountability among law enforcement officers. She points out, however, that in state prisons and local jails the cameras are rolling all the time. Yet, over and over again prison authorities never allow inmates, their families, advocates, or the public to view them. Too often prisoners suffer terrible abuse but with little recourse to hold correctional officers accountable. It is time for correction officials to let the public view the video footage when there are allegations of abuse at the hands of corrections officers.