DNA Testing of South Carolina Inmates sign now

We, the undersigned, wish to express our outrage to Governor Mark Sanford, Director Jon Ozmint/South Carolina Department of Corrections, and to the members of the Corrections and Penology Committee/South Carolina State Senate over the fact that this state and Director Ozmint has chosen to take money away from our inmates in order to cover the cost of DNA testing.
Money sent to the E.H. Cooper Trust Fund for these inmates is sent there by family members as a gift to cover the cost of items that the inmates need such as cosmetics and food stuffs from the prison canteens and it should not be used to pay for testing.
South Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Corrections have already been given money by the Federal Government to cover the cost of this testing however, they chose to use the money for something other than what it was intended and now they want to take money that we send to our incarcerated loved ones to cover the cost. This is wrong.
As tax paying citizens of South Carolina, we have the right to equal representation by our elected officials even though we are loved ones of prisoners and we have the Constitutional right to have our voices heard in our government therefore, we demand that Governor Mark Sanford, Senator Mike Fair and Director Jon Ozmint stop this action at once.
It is bad enough that innocent family members of prisoners in this state are already robbed blind by the kickback taken by this state on prison calls and it is time for our government to stop robbing us.
It is not our fault that our elected officials and Director Ozmint misused the federal funding that they were given to complete this testing and we should not be forced to cover the cost.

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  • 20 November 2015100. Stephen Lindag
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  • 09 September 201598. Phillip Bh
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  • 21 August 201597. Deborah S
    I work very hard for the money I send, and I do not have very much money to spare. You should not have the right to take my money because I did not commit a crime.
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  • 10 July 201595. Johnny Wt
    i had to pay that $250.00 Fee its not right!!
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  • 02 April 201590. Helen M
    the state has no consideration at all for senior citizens, disabled people and especially poor people when it comes to deducting money that is sent to inmates cooper trust for this dna mess. it is just ridiculous!
  • 26 March 201589. Raymond H
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  • 25 October 201484. Britta S
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  • 17 October 201483. Keioshia K
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  • 13 October 201482. Kesha P
    I JUST AGREE THAT TAKING THE INMATES MONEY IS VERY WRONG.I ALSO THINK IT'S WRONG THAT THEY MAKE THEM TAKE A DNA TEST BECAUSE THEY COULD EASILY SET UP INMATES ON CRIMES THAT THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.IJUST THINK IT'S A BAD IDEA
  • 19 September 201481. Marilyn F
    Where did the Federal Funding for this go?
  • 01 September 201480. Jaden Haney
    Completely f***ed up. My boyfriend is in prison right now. People too often forget that inmates are still people and that they're just as capable as commiting the same crimes that they condemn the inmates for.
  • 25 August 201479. Brandon Ek
    SCDC is a over-paid group of scheauvanistic pigs and needs to be SHUT DOWN!
  • 18 August 201478. Kimberly Pratt
    i have a fiancee in prison and i have sent him two money orders that he has yet to recieve so i guess i know where they went now, thanks to whoever posted this petition thank you
  • 12 August 201477. Tammie G
    I support this petition
  • 26 July 201476. William R
    This is wrong
  • 26 July 201475. Lenore B
    I support this petition
  • 18 July 201474. Amanda R
    this is outrageous

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Anita EwingBy:
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Governor Mark Sanford, Director Jon Ozmint and the South Carolina Corrections and Penology Committee

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