Clarksville, TN (PRWEB) February 4, 2006
NAACP President Jimmie M. Garland Sr., along with chairpersons from the Legal Redress, Political Action and Health committees will meet with Montgomery County Sheriff, Norman Lewis on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Montgomery County Jail, 116 Commerce St., Clarksville.
This request for a fact-finding visit was prompted by several ongoing complaints from inmates, family members and concerned citizens on alleged civil rights violations ranging from non – edible food, mail censorship, visitation rights, proper health care, and inmate welfare & safety.
Just recently it has been brought to the attention of the NAACP by concerned leaders in the faith community that all religious services that have been conducted by outside religious organizations, some for over 30 years will be discontinued and only jail chaplains will conduct services.
Along with a tour of the jail and possible conversations with inmates, the NAACP entourage will address all mentioned issues and further investigate whether the right to interdominational worship was violated by the county based on provisions of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act: which “guarantees religious liberties and the right to worship without government intrusion”.
The meeting will begin at the office of the Sheriff and conclude with a tour of the jail followed by a press conference.
For more information please call: Terry McMoore, Political Action Chair (931) 552-9076