June 24, 2017

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  • BECOMING ELIGIBLE FOR WORK RELEASE IN FLORIDA

    Work Release is defined by the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) as a program that allows selected inmates to work at paid employment in the community during the last months of their confinement. There are 30 Work Release Centers (WRC) in Florida and an inmate must meet the established criteria in order to be considered…

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  • AUTOMATIC RESTORATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS IN FLORIDA THWARTED

    The controversy regarding the restoration of civil rights for convicted felons ended abruptly on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. The process for restoration, prior to this date, was already severely scarred due to the lack of funding the positions necessary for processing the tens of thousands of applications. Rep. Ari Abraham Porth sponsored HJR bill #51…

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  • INMATE VISITATION SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY

    Yes, you heard it right.  If you are incarcerated in the state of Florida, your visitation privileges can be suspended indefinitely.  Doesn't matter if you're married, in a relationship, have children or just a long, lost friend, visitation is considered a privilege and can be denied accordingly.  Although extensive studies have shown that family support…

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  • MARRIAGE INSIDE PRISON WALLS

    Is it possible to marry an offender incarcerated in the state of Florida? Ever wonder about what that process entails for lovebirds desiring to marry inside the walls?  When an inmate decides to get married, he/she must submit a request to their Chaplain who explains what must be provided in order for a decision to be made.  This includes a…

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  • How Will The Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Florida Effect Those Sentenced for Possession?

    The 'People United for Medical Marijuana (PUFMM)' are waging a political battle to legalize marijuana for medical usage by circulating a petition to place a constitutional amendment on Florida's November 2010 ballot.  To date, thirteen states have enacted medical marijuana laws.  The Florida Dept. of Elections has approved the petition and the group is in the process of collecting 68,000 signatures for…

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  • Donate a deck of cards or …

    According to an article in the October 2009 issue of the Prison Legal News,  profits from Florida's prison canteens were transferred in 1996 from the Inmate Welfare Fund to the state's General Revenue Fund.  The Inmate Welfare Fund was used to fund recreational programs and activities but since its elimination, programs must rely heavily on donations to operate.  So,…

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  • Florida Department of Corrections

    Forgotten Majority, The Florida Department of Corrections contains information regarding all inmates and all facilities including contact phone numbers for each facility if you wish to contact the warden, classification officer or the chaplain. Florida Department of Corrections: http://www.dc.state.fl.us

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