August 19, 2017

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Families of Youth Incarcerated

  • PRIVATE PRISON CONTRACT CANCELLED

    Printed Courtesy  of 'Color of Change' October 2, 2014 Reports reveal FL guards slapping and choking kids and fracturing their bones. One child held in a Youth Services International (YSI) for-profit prison described it as being "kept like rats in a trap, in a maze." (1) After 15,000 ColorOfChange members took action demanding an end…

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  • HB 7035 GIVES JUVENILES SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT

    Courtesy of First Coast News Keitha Nelson EDT April 25, 2014 Link to interview:  http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/25/florida-juvenile-sentencing-changes/8181889/                                                       Florida Times Union photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Senate recently passed a bill with…

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  • ATTENTION: MOTHERS OF CHILDREN INCARCERATED

    Mothers of incarcerated children often feel ashamed, depressed, isolated and alone. We invite all MOTHERS nationwide (included are dad's who walk in mom's shoes), whose son or daughter is in prison, no matter what their age, to join with the National Union of Mothers4Justice in creating a strong network of moms who stand ready to contact…

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  • “FYI” YOUNG OFFENDERS SUFFER ADULT PUNISHMENTS

    The Families of Youth Incarcerated (FYI) is an organization that is taking a bold and serious stance against the prosecution and incarceration of juveniles in the adult criminal system. Florida is one of 15 states that allow prosecutors to "direct file" adult charges against juvenile offenders but FYI is advocating for reform of these direct…

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