In March of 2016, President Obama signed the Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act into law, providing permanent funding to provide pepper spray and usage training to correctional workers across the country. This law would not have been possible without activists like you and lawmakers in the Senate and House passing the bill.
Pepper spray is by no means a cure for what ails our federal prisons. But by providing it to our correctional workers, it can give our brothers and sisters in the correctional system a peace of mind that they can defend themselves in case of emergency.
We believe the best way to honor Eric’s memory is to make sure all correctional workers have the ability to protect themselves and go home to their families at night.