March 24, 2017

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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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  • THE SLOW AND WELCOME DEATH OF MANDATORY MINIMUMS

    Yesterday was an historic day for the sentencing reform movement in Florida. For the first time in more than 20 years Florida repealed a mandatory minimum sentence! As most of you know, we have worked for years to reform Florida’s 10-20-Life gun sentencing law, which has created some of the worst injustices I’ve seen. After…

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  • HUGE PROFIT STRATEGIES – FAMILIES BEWARE

    Having a tough time coming out of pocket for exorbitant mark-ups on Florida Dept. of Corrections Canteen food and other items that inmates, or more correctly their families, are sacrificing to purchase?  This is no minimal markup, this is avid profiteering.  You be the Judge!               Compare to Winn…

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  • JUVENILE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

    Solitary confinement kills your soul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnBvQpmyCXA&feature=youtu.be https://youtube.com/watch?v=NnBvQpmyCSA&feature=youtu.be Solitary confinement can lead to depression, anxiety, and mental illness in children. Yet, up to 17,000 juveniles are in solitary in the United States. Ask President Obama and Congress to end juvenile solitary confinement! In my nine-year prison sentence, I spent a total of five years in solitary.…

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