April 29, 2017

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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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  • JAXPORT JOBS FOR EX-OFFENDERS

    NEW JACKSONVILLE PORT ACADEMY QUICKLY PREPARES EX-OFFENDERS FOR WORK Courtesy WJCT Newsp By LINDSEY KILBRIDE • MAR 7, 2017 lkilbride@wjct.org, 904-358-6359 or on Twitter at @lindskilbride.    Operation New Hope CEO Kevin Gay, Jax Chamber Chairman Darnell Smith, JaxPort's Eric Green and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry's Chief of Staff Kerri Stewart announce the opening of the Jacksonville…

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  • INSIDE THE WIRE – BLACK HX WINNING ESSAY

    A story of our struggles and achievements  A story that is so far from pointing the finger because if it wasn't, we would first have to point the finger at ourselves. Historically, there were tribal wars in Africa.  We fought each other, kidnapped each other and sold each other into slavery.  In trying to conquer…

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  • FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SPECTRUM

    Courtesy WFSU Sasha Cordner Sept. 2016 The Florida Department of Corrections is starting to implement a new program aimed at making sure released offenders don’t come back to the state’s prison system. Prison officials say Spectrum is a research-based program unique to Florida.

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  • “SORRY, VISITATION NOT APPROVED!”

    Question:  Ever wonder why you are only allowed to be on one offender's visit list if you are not their family member?  You won't be able to visit an inmate you may be encouraging by mail or someone whose family is not in the state or someone who has no family left. It is a…

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