This is [your name] from [your city], and my zipcode is [your zipcode]. I’m calling today to tell Governor Reeves to use his commutation power and clemency authority to release vulnerable people who are currently incarcerated in Mississippi prisons.
Without action, the virus is projected to kill 186 individuals incarcerated in Mississippi prisons. Governors across the country from red and blue states are expediting releases of people in prison to help slow the spread of the virus. It’s time for Mississippi to do the same.
Governor Reeves must take bold steps to reduce the number of people in prison immediately, and ensure the health and well-being of the nearly 20,000 people incarcerated in Mississippi’s prisons, facility employees, and the surrounding communities.