July 25, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FDOC’S SWIFT RESPONSE TO THE BROWNIE BATTERY COMPLAINT

      FDOC's response to the barrage of complaints about the ineffective Brownie battery. Forgotten Majority sent the following message to Sec. Jones regarding this issue. _________________________________________ 2/5/16 "Dear Secretary Jones, You may not be aware that the Alkaline batteries once sold in the Canteen for MP3 use have been replaced by an inferior Zinc Chloride…

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  • DEMISE OF SB 7020 – HOPE LOST FOR INMATE PROTECTION

    Prison reform compromise among the dead bills on session floor Mary Ellen Klas, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:44pm By Mary Ellen Klas and Michael Auslen As the session melted down on Tuesday, Senate President Andy Gardiner announced that the prison reform compromise -- which featured the Senate agreeing to withdraw from its…

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  • FLORIDA HOUSE GUTS SENATE BILL 7020

                       THIS IS YOUR CALL TO ACTION!         SB 7020 passed the Senate unanimously on March 18th but House Bill 7131 has extracted the molars, the teeth that grind.  HB 7131 removes the Florida Corrections Commission, an independent oversight Commission with the authority to…

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  • OVERSIGHT COMMISSION FOR FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    Senate Bill 7020, submitted by Senator Greg Evers,  which appoints a Florida Corrections Commission to investigate abuses within the prisons, passed unanimously on 3/18/15. Featured Article Courtesy of Mary Ellen Klaus,  Bradenton Herald,  3/19/15 TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate on Wednesday put money behind its pledge to reform the state's troubled prison system, voting to…

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