March 29, 2017

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  • THE INFAMOUS BLACK BOX

       The Black Box is a a handcuff cover which protects the key hole and prevents the offender from picking or tampering with any parts of the lock.  This protective device is made from high-strength, high-impact ABS plastic and, according to the manufacturer, the security clip is the same strength as steel.  The Black Box is…

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  • PRISON, PATERNITY, PARENTAL RIGHTS

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ESTABLISH PATERNITY? • Why is paternity important? • What if paternity is contested? Can I get a DNA test? • What if I think I have a child and want to be sure my rights are not terminated? Establishing paternity means legally determining the father of a child. If a…

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  • Whistleblowers Risk Retaliation as Part of Prison ‘Culture’

    By DARA KAM OF THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Whistleblowers at a North Florida prison were punished by their bosses after exposing abuse of inmates, including an instance where one guard sprayed noxious chemicals into a prisoner's mouth, according to an investigation by the state's Commission on Human Relations. The Wakulla Correctional Institution case reveals…

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  • JOURNEY INTO FLORIDA WOMEN’S RECEPTION CENTER

    John Gray, author of best seller ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, identified fundamental psychological differences between the male and female genders.  Likewise, there are notable distinctions between the culture at the Florida Women’s Reception Center (FWRC) and its male counterparts.  FWRC, located in Ocala, Florida, sits within walking distance of its sister…

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  • FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS – THE BIG GUNS HAVE RELOADED!

    For Immediate Release:     September 12, 2014 CONTACT: Florida Department of Corrections Communications Office: (850) 488-0420 First Coast News Interview/Forgotten Majority http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/09/12/doc-cracking-down-on-employee-misconduct/15551245/ DOC strictly enforcing zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate and criminal behavior by staff Tallahassee, Fla -- Today the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) announced that in addition to the six members of its staff that were…

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6 FIRED FOR INMATE ABUSE

    September 11, 2014 CONTACT: Florida Department of Corrections Communications Office:  (850) 488-0420 Mr. Michael Crews,        Mr. Timothy Cannon, Secretary                                Deputy DOC strictly enforcing zero-tolerance policy for criminal behavior by staff SIX DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS STAFF ARRESTED;  TERMINATED…

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  • SECRETARY CRACKS DOWN HARD ON INMATE ABUSE

    Secretary Michael Crews at the Site Visit, Lowell Correctional Institution         He said what he meant and he meant what he said!  Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) Secretary, Michael Crews, made it perfectly clear - ZERO tolerance for inmate abuse.  He is traveling to every prison in the state communicating the message that…

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  • WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT REGION 2

      Mr. Eric Lane Regional Director Region 2 Mr. Duane Spears Asst. Regional Director   Mr. Brian Riedl Regional Warden   Mr. Dan Eberlein Re-Entry Coordinator Region 2 consists of 18 correctional Institutions including the 'Iron Triangle', a cluster of three major prisons that form a razor-wire corridor along State Road 16 north of Starke with a…

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  • WELL WISHES TO COMMISSIONER BERNARD R. COHEN, SR., VICE CHAIR

    Commissioner Bernard R. Cohen, Sr., Vice Chair Florida Parole Commission Commissioner Bernard R. Cohen, Sr. began his criminal justice career with one of the largest state agencies in Florida and the fourth largest prison system in the country, the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC). During his 33 year tenure with DOC, Commissioner Cohen served six…

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