May 27, 2017

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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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  • DEMISE OF SB 7020 – HOPE LOST FOR INMATE PROTECTION

    Prison reform compromise among the dead bills on session floor Mary Ellen Klas, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:44pm By Mary Ellen Klas and Michael Auslen As the session melted down on Tuesday, Senate President Andy Gardiner announced that the prison reform compromise -- which featured the Senate agreeing to withdraw from its…

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  • FLORIDA HOUSE GUTS SENATE BILL 7020

                       THIS IS YOUR CALL TO ACTION!         SB 7020 passed the Senate unanimously on March 18th but House Bill 7131 has extracted the molars, the teeth that grind.  HB 7131 removes the Florida Corrections Commission, an independent oversight Commission with the authority to…

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  • OVERSIGHT COMMISSION FOR FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    Senate Bill 7020, submitted by Senator Greg Evers,  which appoints a Florida Corrections Commission to investigate abuses within the prisons, passed unanimously on 3/18/15. Featured Article Courtesy of Mary Ellen Klaus,  Bradenton Herald,  3/19/15 TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate on Wednesday put money behind its pledge to reform the state's troubled prison system, voting to…

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