Notary Service to those Incarcerated in Federal Institutions

A few years ago, one of my customers had a loved one who was incarcerated at Lee Correctional Institution, and when it came to sign paperwork to begin an appeal process on their behalf, the facility notary staff refused to notarize the incarcerated individual’s signature on a particular document.

Not only was this an abhorrence, it is JUST NOT RIGHT.

Customers, clients, family members and friends took to the phone lines to protest and, in turn, the facility granted that incarcerated person Notary Public service for their document.


On the evening of June 24, 2019, a young lady called into GreenvilleNotary.com’s phone lines and informed State of South Carolina Notary Public Sonita M. Leak that over 15 loved ones of those incarcerated in yet ANOTHER Federal Prison facility were waiting for internal Notaries Public to act on requests to notarize signatures of those incarcerated who need service.

SIGN THE PETITION

This is a problem.  Human decency is all we ask here.  It doesn’t matter that these people are serving time for things they may have done, some for what they may not have done.  They are still human and deserve the right to have their signatures notarized on their paperwork.

The relief sought is for internal Notaries Public inside of Federal Prison systems to complete said notarial acts or allow outside Notaries Public appropriate and adequate access to service those individuals needing those certain acts performed.

SIGN THE PETITION


On the evening of June 24, 2019, a young lady called into GreenvilleNotary.com’s phone lines and informed State of South Carolina Notary Public Sonita M. Leak that over 15 loved ones of those incarcerated in yet ANOTHER Federal Prison facility were waiting for internal Notaries Public to act on requests to notarize signatures of those incarcerated who need service.

This is a problem.  Human decency is all we ask here.  It doesn’t matter that these people are serving time for things they may have done, some for what they may not have done.  They are still human and deserve the right to have their signatures notarized on their paperwork.

SIGN THE PETITION

The relief sought is for internal Notaries Public inside of Federal Prison systems to complete said notarial acts or allow outside Notaries Public appropriate and adequate access to service those individuals needing those certain acts performed.

Margaret Paddock of Ciati Notary, LLC states:

“No one should be denied their legal right to have papers notarized. That is the job of a Notary Public who is a commissioned officer of the state and unless there is a legal reason there is no excuse to not schedule a signing appointment. Perhaps the prisons need a better work schedule for those that are a Notary Public to make sure every prisoner is afforded this service on a timely basis.”

If you are in agreement, please SIGN MY PETITION!

You can contact any of the Federal Prison facilities by clicking on the following link: https://www.bop.gov/contact/

SIGN THE PETITION

or Copy and Paste the following into your browser: http://bit.ly/NotaryfortheIncarcerated

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