March 29, 2017

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  • MARRIAGE INSIDE PRISON WALLS

    Is it possible to marry an offender incarcerated in the state of Florida? Ever wonder about what that process entails for lovebirds desiring to marry inside the walls?  When an inmate decides to get married, he/she must submit a request to their Chaplain who explains what must be provided in order for a decision to be made.  This includes a…

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  • INCARCERATION & RE-ENTRY

    A comprehensive approach to re-entry requires  the recognition that re-entry is not just about individuals coming home, it is also about the homes and communities to which they return (Forest & Kearns 2001).  Few people are completely unchanged or unscathed by the prison experience.  At the very least, prison is painful and incarcerated persons often suffer…

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  • TREAT YOURSELF TO A KAIROS OUTSIDE RETREAT

    Kairos Outside is an arm of Kairos Prison Ministry International, a non-profit Christian ministry, which provides a spiritual experience for those inside the walls.  Kairos Outside is designed to encourage women whose lives are impacted by the incarceration of a loved one serving time in a state or federal correctional facility as well as a county jail or youth offender program.…

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  • How Will The Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Florida Effect Those Sentenced for Possession?

    The 'People United for Medical Marijuana (PUFMM)' are waging a political battle to legalize marijuana for medical usage by circulating a petition to place a constitutional amendment on Florida's November 2010 ballot.  To date, thirteen states have enacted medical marijuana laws.  The Florida Dept. of Elections has approved the petition and the group is in the process of collecting 68,000 signatures for…

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  • Donate a deck of cards or …

    According to an article in the October 2009 issue of the Prison Legal News,  profits from Florida's prison canteens were transferred in 1996 from the Inmate Welfare Fund to the state's General Revenue Fund.  The Inmate Welfare Fund was used to fund recreational programs and activities but since its elimination, programs must rely heavily on donations to operate.  So,…

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  • Pricey items at visit park canteens

    According to an Oct. 2009 article by David M. Reutter entitled 'Florida DOC and Keefe Gouge Prisoners on Commissary Sales', the cost of items in Florida's prison canteens has skyrocketed.  Florida law requires that items sold in prison canteens "shall be priced comparatively with like items for retail sale at fair market prices."  The example is given of a…

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  • Convicted felons can become registered voters.

    Once a person becomes a convicted felon, access to the ballot is lost. Not only does this prevent a felon from casting a vote at the polls, it prevents him/her from signing any petition for change which may have a direct socio-economical-political impact on him/her even if they are law-abiding, productive members of society.    'Restoration of Civil Rights' under our Hot…

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