December 11, 2017

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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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  • LONG TERM EFFECTS OF POVERTY

       PROJECT R.E.A.C.H. INC.  JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA  and the LONG TERM EFFECTS OF POVERTY  As I ponder the events surrounding violence in Jacksonville and the recent shootings that left three dead and a little boy seriously injured. I find myself reflecting on the efforts of PROJECT R.E.A.C.H. INC., to highlight the root causes of drugs, gangs and…

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  • EDWIN BUSS, SECRETARY, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, OUSTED.

                             Edwin Buss Florida's prison system, with 144 facilities and 102,000 inmates is the third-largest in the nation, with a $2.3 billion budget.  Wednesday brought the resignation of  it's Secretary,  Ed Buss, who held a' six month-long tenure and earned an annual salary of $144,999.  Buss, 45, came to Tallahassee from Indiana, where he ran that state's…

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  • NEED TO SEAL OR EXPUNGE YOUR FLORIDA CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD?

    Florida law allows a person who has never been convicted (adjudicated guilty) of a crime to seal or expunge their arrest record. Doesn't seem that a person would have to be concerned about having their criminal history record sealed or expunged if adjudication was witheld or charges were dropped or dismissed. But the Florida Legislature…

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  • NIGHTMARISH EFFECT OF HARSH ‘TOUGH ON CRIME’ LEGISLATION

    If you think that Mandatory Minimum, Three Strike Laws and The War on Drugs is a nightmare, please visit the websites below and read the attached Blogs in the Time Union Newspaper - Jacksonville, FL as it relates to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (Rico-Act) and African American gang members A mandatory sentence…

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  • GOT A FELONY – GET A JOB

    FRESH OUT OF PRISON? LOOKING FOR WORK? If you’ve served your time and live in Jacksonville, Florida, you may be in luck. Founded in 1999, Operation New Hope is dedicated to providing individuals and families with opportunities and tools necessary to rebuild their lives and restore communities through sustainable economic development initiatives. Ready4Work is one…

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