The never-ending cycle is a direct result of the firewall creating its own defense on behalf of the state. Inmates are constantly up against a well-rehearsed and legally sanctioned firewall that perpetuates a cycle of misconduct, retaliation, and dismissal.
To combat this cycle and break through the routine, inmates need awareness, transparency, and a supportive strategy designed to deter and prevent it in order to regain their humanity.
The misconduct, mistreatment and lack of humane conditions within the Georgia Department of Corrections is part of a systematic cycle. While a punishment should fit the crime, the same should be true when the crimes are committed by those in charge. Inmates are subjected to a paper-pushing grievance process that does not result in real change in circumstances or conditions.
The cycle must be broken and the truth revealed to the public.