October 20, 2017

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  • SIGN THE PETITION AND JOIN THE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT NOW TO RESTORE VOTING RIGHTS TO FLORIDA FELONS

    Courtesy:  Kira Lerner:  klerner@thinkprogress.org Political Reporter at ThinkProgress. Florida voters could restore voting rights   to almost 2 million felons in 2018! Petition Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7gsgDLdRJScVW5QbzAzeG1OTjA/view Get involved and help get the signatures required to put the constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot.  Follow the link to find out how to create a petition gathering group in your…

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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 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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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER NOW

    Wondering what Marissa Alexander is doing NOW?  She's fighting and she's only just begun. Introducing: The Marissa Alexander Justice Project. Why I created this organization: I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled….. The Mission of the MAJP is to provide services that promote the collaboration of broader movements of social justice and…

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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER’S LETTER TO COMRADES

    Marissa Alexander, whose case became a rallying cry for survivors of domestic violence, walks by her dad Raoul Jenkins surrounded by her legal team and supporters, Jan. 27, 2015, after three years of incarceration.        Photo by Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union/AP                          …

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  • OBAMA BANNED THE BOX

    New Obama Executive Order will ban Government From Asking Criminal History On Job Applications The White House is unveiling an executive order from President Obama instructing all federal government agencies to remove admission of a criminal history from job application. The proposal, described as “banning the box,” would delay an investigation into a potential employee’s…

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  • 248 FEDERAL OFFENDERS SET FREE! THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!

    On Wednesday, March 30, President Obama commuted the sentences of 61 federal prisoners, four of whom are FAMM members. This brings the total number of commutations during the Obama administration to 248. At FAMM’s 25th anniversary celebration last week, White House counsel, Neil Eggleston, shared the president’s commitment to the clemency initiative. Mr. Eggleston advises…

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