More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition urging authorities in Georgia to deny Midnight Rider director Randall Miller’s motion for an early release from prison. He’s serving a two-year sentence in connection with the death of Sarah Jones, who was killed in a train accident on the set of the film last year. Miller, convicted of involuntary manslaughter, requested the early release last week on grounds that he’s been a model prisoner and is in failing health.

The petition urges Wayne County Sheriff John Carter to deny Miller’s early release because “his actions represent a dangerous attitude in the entertainment industry and it is important to all those who work in the industry that an example is made of his callous negligence.”