March 27, 2018
MARCH 8th PROTEST RALLY TO STOP GRUELING VISITATION CUTBACKS IN FLORIDA PRISONS
JOIN US ON THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 to protest the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) latest policy on curtailing visitation to twice a month for a minimum of 2 hours per visit. This is being seen as an effort to push video visitation at a rate of $2.95 for 15 minutes to reap huge profits for Securus Technologies who also own JPay. But there is no embrace or human touch with video visitation. It should be a last resort not a forced option.
Under this new policy, a spouse will only hug her husband, that is serving life, twice a month! A child will only kiss their mom/dad on rare occasion. The familial bond will be weakened, at the very least, and tensions in the prison will rise sharply. FDC’s misconception of keeping staff and inmates safe with this new policy flies in the face of good common sense and a minimal knowledge of human behavior. Removing the human factor compromises security in any setting.
STAND WITH US! THIS IS A STATEWIDE UNITED FRONT PROTEST!
Time: 12 noon to 4pm
Location: FDC – 501 S. Calhoun St., Tallahassee, FL 32399
Leaving From Jacksonville, FL at 8:30am – Regency Square Mall – Police Substation
9501 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Carpooling Available: Call Judy – 904-743-1867
If you have not yet signed the Petition to Gov. Rick Scott: https://www.change.org/p/govenor-rick-scott-stop-fdoc-from-taking-our-family-visitation-time-away