May 21, 2018

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  • VACANT PAROLE BOARD SEAT FILLED

        AND NOW THERE ARE THREE.  The Parole Commission has removed the 'vacant' sign from the seat of that third empty chair and gave a warm welcome to their newest member, Bernard Cohen, a former corrections executive.     The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The newest member of the state parole commission is no stranger…

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  • FLORIDA PRISON CLOSURES IN 2012

    Seven (7)  of Florida's prisons are slated for closure by July, including a major institution at Raiford and a Broward women's prison, according to a Florida Department of Corrections press release.  However, this will not give inmates any hope of release or possibility of parole when, in fact, this would be the ideal time for our state government to Reinstatement Parole. …

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  • RALLYING FOR PAROLE AT THE CAPITAL

      Rip Van Winkle may have slept for 20 years but Florida has been in a selective state of unconsciousness for 29.  There's been no Parole in Florida since 1983 (with few exceptions) and it's TIME TO AWAKE THE STATE!  And that's just what happened at the rally held at the Capital on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, first day…

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  • ASK YOUR FLORIDA LEGISLATORS TO REINSTATE PAROLE

        Follow the two steps below to send an email to your legislators telling them that you want Parole Reinstated in Florida for those who regret their crime, have served time, pose no threat to community and can reintegrate successfully.  Florida's extreme 'Get Tough on Crime' legislation has resulted in extraordinarily long sentences that keep those, sentenced in their youth, incarcerated…

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  • PRISON DOORS NOW OPEN FOR CRACK COCAINE OFFENDERS

    New rules slashing crack cocaine sentences go into effect By Carol Cratty, CNN updated 9:20 AM EST, Wed  Nov 2, 2011     STORY HIGHLIGHTS U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to make reduced minimum penalties retroactive More than 12,000 current inmates will be eligible for reduced sentences Some inmates were released Tuesday, the first day of…

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  • TOO MUCH TIME FOR THE CRIME? FEATURING MICHAEL

                                                                               FEATURING MICHAEL B. EDWARDS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Michael Edwards has been incarcerated for almost twenty years.  His offenses consist of two counts of the sale of cocaine, three counts of possession and one count of possession of paraphernalia.  The state…

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  • THE RALLY COVERAGE

      Above article provided courtesy of Sarah McLaughlin, editor, Florida Star Newspaper. The Rally to Reinstate Parole in Florida, sponsored by Forgotten Majority, Inc., was held at the Gateway Shopping Center, Jacksonville.  We were honored to have Representative Mia Jones attend and offer words of encouragement on behalf of Mayor Alvin Brown.  The featured speakers, Mr. Lawrence Stewart…

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  • Plea For Compassionate Release

    Grant compassionate release for Katherine Telemachos I am writing this letter to support a conditional medical release for Katherine Telemachos #710098. She is currently incarcerated and is dying. She has been incarcerated since 1991 at the age of 19 and has been in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections for approximately 20 years.…

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  • THE RESURRECTION OF JIM CROW

    Contributing Editor Richard P. Burton, Sr., Director October 2011                          PROJECT R.E.A.C.H., INC.   In the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court legitimized the "Jim Crow" system of segregation that had been imposed on Blacks in the decades following the Civil War. Despite the fact that  segregation laws violated the 14th and 15th…

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  • TIME TO BREAK THE SILENCE

                                   PROJECT R.E.A.C.H., INC.                                      A non-profit 501 (c)(3) (Re-enfranchisement) Organization The lips of many leaders have remained tight and voices silent, relative to the horrific conditions surrounding the criminal/juvenile justice system, a system which continues to plague many African American, Hispanic and poor communities throughout the United States.  We have reached out to…

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