OGLETHORPE — Members of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Georgia State Conference and the NAACP National Delegation visited Macon State Prison ealier this week as part of a seven-person fact-finding delegation to investigate conditions that led to a statewide prisoner strike.

The delegation, which included members of the newly-formed Concerned Coalition to Protect Prisoners’ Rights, interview ed inmates, assessed living and working conditions, and explored reasons that compelled prisoners to strike.

The prisoners have been petitioning for better educational opportunities, improved health care, nutritional meals, improved access to their families, a halt to harsh treatment and fair parole decisions

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