Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
September 10, 2007
Colquitt -- After walking 105 miles through six counties, the walk will conclude in a protest rally in Lumpkin on Saturday.
The heat from the sun and the pavement didn't stop the second day of marching for the Freedom Walkers, who have been doing this for 12 years. "We hit the pavement so to speak in an effort to give a public voice or a public vision I guess, to the issues that we deal with at the Prison and Jail Project," said Prison and Jail Project Director, John Cole Vodicka.
In its 15th year, the Prison and Jail Project, based in Americus, monitors what goes on in southwest Georgia's criminal justice system. "There are laws that govern how jailhouses operate and how prisoners are to be treated. No matter how we feel about crime and punishment, you know if we're going to lock somebody up, they still have certain human and civil rights," said Vodicka.
This group says south Georgia correctional facilities have a history of disregarding those rights. "There are violations in all of our jails probably on a daily basis where prisoners are neglected, physically and psychologically abused, isolated," Vodicka said.
The walk is meant to be a visual way to make people aware of these issues. "We also meet, which we were just doing here in Colquitt, we meet with folks locally to talk about some of the issues that concern them, and find out what they're doing and find out how we can be supportive," said Vodicka.
Back on the road, they'll keep walking hoping their feet might be the vehicle for change. The walk will wrap up on Saturday in Lumpkin. Around noon, they'll hold a protest rally at the private prison there that houses around 1,500 undocumented immigrants awaiting deportation hearings.