Tell DA Bill Grady to hold the #BeatUpSquad accountable!


  • Samuel Harrell, a black prisoner diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was beaten to death by up to 20 corrections officers at Beacon’s Fishkill Correctional Facility on April 21, 2015. Officers spewed racial slurs as they brutalized him and threw him a down a flight of stairs.

  • This is kind of heinous prison brutality is rampant throughout New York State and often goes unaddressed.

  • On August 27th, members of the community stood/protested outside of Dutchess County District Attorney Bill Grady’s office and demanded that he file homicide charges against all officers involved in Samuel Harrell’s death.

  • He still hasn't acted so let's keep the pressure on because #BlackPrisonersMatter! #StandWithSam!

This petition has a goal of 1000 signatures
26-50 of 986 signatures
Number Date Name Location
961 5.6 years ago Bonita Morgan NY
960 5.7 years ago Lisa Drapkin NY
959 5.7 years ago Erika Bonaventure NY
958 5.7 years ago Anika Adilifu NY
957 5.7 years ago Brent Spodek NY
956 5.7 years ago Pam Krimsky NY Prison sentences are not supposed to be death sentences. Hold Your employees accountable.
955 5.7 years ago Shirley Thomason NY
954 5.7 years ago Anne Bloomfield NY
953 5.7 years ago Malcolm Grant NY
952 5.7 years ago Jolaenna Arroyo NY
951 5.7 years ago Mark Bernard NY
950 5.7 years ago Anne Miller NY
949 5.7 years ago Janada Colbert NY
948 5.8 years ago sharon guadano NY This is appalling and sadly it is estimated that more than 20% of prisoners have mental illness. This is one of the issues that NAMI is working on. It is not only a black issue but a mental healt...
947 5.8 years ago Anonymous NY
946 5.8 years ago Lori O'Donnell - Torres NY
945 5.8 years ago Katherine Willard CO
944 5.8 years ago Sadie Moss Jones NY
943 5.8 years ago Birch Eversole IN
942 5.8 years ago Arielle Gironza NY
941 5.8 years ago Jacob Steiner NY
940 5.8 years ago Anonymous MA
939 5.8 years ago Alexander Blaise NY
938 5.8 years ago Billy Rasoully NY
937 5.8 years ago Jack Sullivan NY
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This petition was created by Samuel Harrell's sister Cerissa Harrell, widow Diane Harrell, and the Hudson Valley Black Lives Matter Coaltion.