February 20, 2018

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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 For the first time in more than 20 years Florida repealed a mandatory minimum sentence!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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  • FLORIDA DEATH SENTENCING CASE UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    By Michael Martinez, CNN Updated 5:05 PM ET, Tue January 12, 2016 (CNN)The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the process used to condemn a Florida death row inmate was unconstitutional because a judge rather than a jury was the final arbiter of fact in sentencing, opening the door to further challenges in death…

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  • UNCONSCIONABLE IN AMERICA

    November 4, 2015 Bernie Sanders via Daily Kos Today in America, shamefully, we have more people in jail than any other country on earth. The United States is home to 4.4 percent of the world’s population, and 22 percent of its prisoners.  A big reason for this is because companies that profit from prisons have…

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  • $29 MIL TO LOCK UP KIDS IN THE WORST FACILITY IN THE STATE?

    Close the Palm Beach Juvenile Facility In a state known for its abusive youth prisons, the Palm Beach Juvenile Correctional Facility may be the worst of them all. Nearly a third of boys housed at the privately run Palm Beach facility were victims of sexual abuse, a horrifying statistic and the highest of any facility…

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  • KOCH BROTHERS MAKE NOBLE MOVE

    Courtesy SaintPetersBlog By Mitch Perry -Apr 28, 2015 Koch Brothers latest to seize on 'BAN the BOX' movement.         David    and     Charles “Banning the Box” on job applications for companies who contract with the city of Tampa was a bridge too far for the City Council to consider back…

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