May 26, 2018

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  • EDITOR INTERVIEW RE: VISITATION ROLLBACK

    Sascha Cordner serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. About a 100 people trekked to Tallahassee on April 6th for the two-hour hearing to voice their opposition to the proposed rule…

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  • WE SHOWED UP AND SHOWED OUT IN UNANIMOUS OPPOSITION

    Article courtesy of Florida Cares (4/4/18) Denise Rock, CEO info.floridacares@gmail.com Yesterday’s FDOC public hearing on the visitation schedule changes went very well.  FDOC reported that over 150 people replied by filing out the Public Hearing Appearance Request Record form.  A reporter in the room counted well over a hundred attendees and there were people standing in the…

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  • PUBLIC HEARING RE: VISITATION ROLLBACK

    COME ONE, COME ALL!!! The Public Hearing on Visitation Rule 33-601.722 will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd, from 8:30 am to 10 am at the Capital Circle Office Center (Betty Easley Center), 4075 Esplanade Way, Room 148, Tallahassee, FL  32399. Anyone desiring to offer input regarding the rollback of visitation to twice monthly must…

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  • ALL ABOUT MULTI-MEDIA KIOSKS AND TABLETS

    Any offender can use the Multimedia Kiosks for: 1. Exchanging email messages with friends/family 2. Exchanging Video Grams and photos with friends & family. 3. Conducting scheduled video visitation sessions with friends & family 4. Purchasing music, games, eBooks, audio books and renting movies 5.  Accessing the Employ Florida Marketplace to review  job listings FDC…

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  • SB 1392 PASSED REFORMING RACIAL INJUSTICES IN THE COURTS

    Courtesy:  Herald-Tribune  3/9/18 By Josh Salman Staff Writer Legislation follows Herald-Tribune investigation revealing severe disparity in sentencing. The Florida Legislature approved  SB 1392 late Friday to bolster transparency in the criminal justice system, a reform experts hope will address rampant racial disparities in sentencing exposed in reporting by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The effort to improve data…

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  • 8 MARCH 2018 PROTEST RALLY AT FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    Watch the video 3/8/18: http://www.wtxl.com/news/protesters-rallying-for-inmates-at-florida-dept-of-corrections/article_6bbf8816-2360-11e8-9e7e-f3f7d52e4ae6.html#tncms-source=article-nav-next Protesters are pictured at Gov. Rick Scott's office dressed to represent  offenders who will be negatively impacted by the proposed cutbacks in visitation, in spite of the well known factual benefits of getting a visit.  They submitted a petition, authored by Jewie Tryon and addressed to Gov. Scott requesting his…

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  • STEP UP AND STEP OUT TO RETAIN WEEKLY PRISON VISITATION

    GO TO THE PETITION SITE NOW TO READ, SIGN AND POST TO YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA!! https://www.change.org/p/governor-rick-scott-stop-fdoc-from-taking-our-family-visitation-time-away Addressed to Governor Rick Scott - Created by Jewie Tryon. In this March 8, 2016, photo, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones visits with Wakulla Correctional Institution inmates. Citing staff shortages and safety issues, the agency has announced…

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