January 16, 2018

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  • FDC PUTS DOWNTOWN TALLAHASSEE WORKERS ON ALERT!

    Courtesy:  Jeff Burlew, Democrat senior writer Published 11:44 a.m. ET Jan. 12, 2018 | Updated 4:59 p.m. ET Jan. 12, 2018    (Photo: Jeff Burlew/Democrat)   The Florida Department of Corrections put its downtown Tallahassee employees on high alert over possible protests next week outside its offices.  The office of FDC Secretary Julie Jones sent an email…

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  • 2018 LOBBY DAYS AT THE STATE’S CAPITAL

    ACLU's Florida Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform (CCJR) will be visible and vocal at the state's Capital on each of the four  2018 Legislative lobby days in Tallahassee, Florida. Tuesday, January 16 Wednesday, January 24 Tuesday, February 6 Wednesday, February 21   The CCJR priorities are as follows: 1. Overall Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform 2. Reduce Drivers’ License Suspensions for…

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  • IMPORTANT SENTENCING REFORM BILLS IN 2018 FLORIDA SESSION

    12/8/17 The 2018 legislative session starts next month, and this week is the last committee week of the year. There was some movement on an important sentencing reform bill and I wanted to give you an update on where things stand. SB 694, by Senator Jeff Brandes, would allow judges to depart from mandatory minimums…

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  • SIGN THE PETITION AND JOIN THE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT NOW TO RESTORE VOTING RIGHTS TO FLORIDA FELONS

    Courtesy:  Kira Lerner:  klerner@thinkprogress.org Political Reporter at ThinkProgress. Florida voters could restore voting rights   to almost 2 million felons in 2018! Petition Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7gsgDLdRJScVW5QbzAzeG1OTjA/view Get involved and help get the signatures required to put the constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot.  Follow the link to find out how to create a petition gathering group in your…

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  • LIFE = 20 YEARS UNDER SB 1744

    Florida Senate - 2017 SB 1744 By Senator Rouson Tallahassee Office 212 Senate Office Building 404 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100 (850) 487-5019 19-01506-17                                                            …

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  • REFORMATION OF MANDATORY MINIMUM LAWS

    HEEDING THE CALL FROM FAMILIES AGAINST MANDATORY MINIMUMS FOR OFFENDERS WITH MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES IN THE FOLLOWING STATES. Pennsylvania Florida Iowa Nebraska Missouri Louisiana Oklahoma Kentucky Ohio FAMM will be sharing the stories of those affected by mandatory minimum sentencing within these states with lawmakers and the community.  Unfortunately, not every case will work, but…

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  • RACIAL BIAS IN JURIES MAY REVERSE DECADES OF SENTENCING

    Richard Wolf, USA TODAY Published 10:19 a.m. ET March 6, 2017 | Updated 3:44 p.m. ET 3/6/2017                   JUSTICES DIVIDED OVER JURY RACISM US Supreme Court: Racism can upend jury verdicts WASHINGTON -- Racism in jury deliberations is so pernicious that verdicts can be thrown out even following convictions,…

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  • FLORIDA PAROLE BILLS – 2017 SESSION

         HB 535 General BILL by Edwards ; (Co-Introducers) Cortes, J. Aged Prison Inmates; Requires DOC to consider needs of inmates older than 50 years of age & adopt health care standards for that population; provides for supervised conditional elderly release program; provides criteria for program eligibility; authorizes arrest of inmate who has been released…

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