April 28, 2017

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  • PRISON, PATERNITY, PARENTAL RIGHTS

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ESTABLISH PATERNITY? • Why is paternity important? • What if paternity is contested? Can I get a DNA test? • What if I think I have a child and want to be sure my rights are not terminated? Establishing paternity means legally determining the father of a child. If a…

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  • Whistleblowers Risk Retaliation as Part of Prison ‘Culture’

    By DARA KAM OF THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Whistleblowers at a North Florida prison were punished by their bosses after exposing abuse of inmates, including an instance where one guard sprayed noxious chemicals into a prisoner's mouth, according to an investigation by the state's Commission on Human Relations. The Wakulla Correctional Institution case reveals…

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  • PRIVATE PRISON CONTRACT CANCELLED

    Printed Courtesy  of 'Color of Change' October 2, 2014 Reports reveal FL guards slapping and choking kids and fracturing their bones. One child held in a Youth Services International (YSI) for-profit prison described it as being "kept like rats in a trap, in a maze." (1) After 15,000 ColorOfChange members took action demanding an end…

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  • FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS – THE BIG GUNS HAVE RELOADED!

    For Immediate Release:     September 12, 2014 CONTACT: Florida Department of Corrections Communications Office: (850) 488-0420 First Coast News Interview/Forgotten Majority http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/09/12/doc-cracking-down-on-employee-misconduct/15551245/ DOC strictly enforcing zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate and criminal behavior by staff Tallahassee, Fla -- Today the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) announced that in addition to the six members of its staff that were…

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  • SECRETARY CRACKS DOWN HARD ON INMATE ABUSE

    Secretary Michael Crews at the Site Visit, Lowell Correctional Institution         He said what he meant and he meant what he said!  Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) Secretary, Michael Crews, made it perfectly clear - ZERO tolerance for inmate abuse.  He is traveling to every prison in the state communicating the message that…

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  • WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT REGION 2

      Mr. Eric Lane Regional Director Region 2 Mr. Duane Spears Asst. Regional Director   Mr. Brian Riedl Regional Warden   Mr. Dan Eberlein Re-Entry Coordinator Region 2 consists of 18 correctional Institutions including the 'Iron Triangle', a cluster of three major prisons that form a razor-wire corridor along State Road 16 north of Starke with a…

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  • WELL WISHES TO COMMISSIONER BERNARD R. COHEN, SR., VICE CHAIR

    Commissioner Bernard R. Cohen, Sr., Vice Chair Florida Parole Commission Commissioner Bernard R. Cohen, Sr. began his criminal justice career with one of the largest state agencies in Florida and the fourth largest prison system in the country, the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC). During his 33 year tenure with DOC, Commissioner Cohen served six…

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  • THE GLOBAL TEL LINK MONOPOLY

    The cost of a phone call from the local jail in Jacksonville, Florida is astronomical.  Global Tel Link (GTL) has a monopoly on providing those phone calls in Duval County and is charging exorbitant rates to those who are desperate to speak with their loved ones.  And don't think it can't happen to you.  On…

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  • FREE LEGAL HELP JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA

    Mark your calendar for free legal assistance sponsored by Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. and the D.W. Perkins Bar Association.  They will host a RESTORATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS CLINIC and a SEALING & EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC at the WELLS FARGO HISTORIC SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER AT 1601 N. MAIN ST., 2ND FLOOR. JACKSONVILLE, FL, 32206.  Check dates and…

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