August 31, 2016

                         Advocating for the just and humane treatment of those who are incarcerated.


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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER’S LETTER TO COMRADES

    Marissa Alexander, whose case became a rallying cry for survivors of domestic violence, walks by her dad Raoul Jenkins surrounded by her legal team and supporters, Jan. 27, 2015, after three years of incarceration.        Photo by Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union/AP                          …

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  • DESPERATELY NEEDED HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

    Courtesy of Timothy Williams New York Times - July 2015 Photo credits to Joshua Lott- Exhibiting Compassion for the Incarcerated Mentally Ill. CHICAGO — Nneka Jones Tapia, who runs the sprawling Cook County Jail here, has an indelible childhood memory of police officers pounding on the aluminum walls of the family’s double-wide trailer home in…

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  • OBAMA BANNED THE BOX

    New Obama Executive Order will ban Government From Asking Criminal History On Job Applications The White House is unveiling an executive order from President Obama instructing all federal government agencies to remove admission of a criminal history from job application. The proposal, described as “banning the box,” would delay an investigation into a potential employee’s…

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  • 248 FEDERAL OFFENDERS SET FREE! THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!

    On Wednesday, March 30, President Obama commuted the sentences of 61 federal prisoners, four of whom are FAMM members. This brings the total number of commutations during the Obama administration to 248. At FAMM’s 25th anniversary celebration last week, White House counsel, Neil Eggleston, shared the president’s commitment to the clemency initiative. Mr. Eggleston advises…

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  • FDOC’S SWIFT RESPONSE TO THE BROWNIE BATTERY COMPLAINT

      FDOC's response to the barrage of complaints about the ineffective Brownie battery. Forgotten Majority sent the following message to Sec. Jones regarding this issue. _________________________________________ 2/5/16 "Dear Secretary Jones, You may not be aware that the Alkaline batteries once sold in the Canteen for MP3 use have been replaced by an inferior Zinc Chloride…

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  • THE SLOW AND WELCOME DEATH OF MANDATORY MINIMUMS

    Yesterday was an historic day for the sentencing reform movement in Florida. For the first time in more than 20 years Florida repealed a mandatory minimum sentence! As most of you know, we have worked for years to reform Florida’s 10-20-Life gun sentencing law, which has created some of the worst injustices I’ve seen. After…

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  • HUGE PROFIT STRATEGIES – FAMILIES BEWARE

    Having a tough time coming out of pocket for exorbitant mark-ups on Florida Dept. of Corrections Canteen food and other items that inmates, or more correctly their families, are sacrificing to purchase?  This is no minimal markup, this is avid profiteering.  You be the Judge!               Compare to Winn…

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  • ACHIEVABLE SOLUTIONS FOR FLORIDA’S FLAWED GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

    Courtesy of George Mallinckrodt Author:  GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER http://www.georgemallinckrodt.com/ http://www.georgemallinckrodt.com/banned_book.htm http://www.georgemallinckrodt.com/getting_away_with_murder.htm Despite the recent arrests of a few officers implicated in a pill ring and others who have engaged in criminal activity, the culture of brutality and secrecy is alive and well within the FL DOC.  This paper presents a solution, if implemented, that…

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