Crystal B. started this petition to CALIFORNIA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation:
The prison system affects thousands of inmates and their loved ones including myself. There are inmates who are excluded from participating in family visits and some groups, groups that are essential to one’s rehabilitation. Before I tell you what group of men I’m talking about let me say this, never judge before you know someone’s story. Everyone deserves a second chance.
The group of men I’m speaking of is those with sexual offences.
Not only do they fear for their lives but they are often denied rehabilitation. Many have had childhood trauma that contributed to their crimes. It breaks my heart to see what these men go through, including my family.
No one should be excluded from getting help or from spending time with their loved ones. For those of you who don’t know what family visits are, it’s where the inmates spouse or immediate family can spend two nights at the facility in a studio-like apartment. This helps tremendously with an inmate’s emotional state and self-worth. So please help me be a voice for the voiceless.