August 19, 2017

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  • THE $250 MILLION NATIONAL ENTICEMENT

    Corporation Makes a Pitch for Guaranteed Prison Occupancy Courtesy of Re-Entry Court Solutions November 4, 2012 At a time when states are struggling to reduce bloated prison populations and tight budgets, a private prison management company is offering to buy prisons in exchange for various considerations, including a controversial guarantee that the governments maintain a…

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  • NEW DIRECTION FOR THE FLORIDA DEPT OF CORRECTIONS

    FORGOTTEN MAJORITY MEETS WITH FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS          10/9/12 Pictured L to R:  Michael Crews, Deputy Secretary, Florida Dept. of Corrections; Jennie Nimer, Parole & Probation; Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow, President, TOPS (The Ordinary People Society); Judy Thompson, President, Forgotten Majority; Ken Tucker, Secretary, Florida Dept. of Corrections; William Carr, Assistant Secretary of Re-entry; Darrel Davis, TOPS. This meeting was two-fold and…

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  • MEETING WITH GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT

    Governor Rick Scott meets with Forgotten Majority Tuesday, August 7, 2012  3:30 pm Right to left:  Florida Governor Rick Scott Judy Thompson, Forgotten Majority Lawrence Stewart, Next Level Outreach Also present at the meeting was Bonnie Rogers, Coordinator, Office of Policy and Budget and Bo Winokaur, Assistant General Council. The meeting centered on the Mutual…

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  • THOUSANDS OF EX-FELONS CAN VOTE

    GOT A FELONY?  LIVE IN FLORIDA?    YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE!     By Michael Peltier The News Service of Florida August 1, 2012 More than 13,000 ex-felons may be eligible to vote but don't know it according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida, citing data it obtained from the Florida Parole…

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  • THE DEATH OF MANDATORY LIFE SENTENCES FOR YOUNG MURDERERS

    Published: Monday, June 25, 2012, 10:20 AM    By Contributing writer, The Times-Picayune Life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional, according to a 5-4 opinion Monday morning from the U.S. Supreme Court that involved a 14-year-old convicted of murder in Alabama. Evan Miller was convicted of arson and murder in Lawrence County, but his life without…

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  • ZIMMERMAN’S BACK

    By Matt Pierce, Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2012 George Zimmerman returns to jail in Trayvon Martin shooting case. He surrenders two days after a Florida judge found he had misled the court about his finances when a low bail was set.  George Zimmerman, right, charged in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin,…

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  • PAROLE PETITION STATUS

    We want supporters and viewers to know that we are still gathering petition signatures for the Reinstatement of Florida's Parole.  Governor Rick Scott has assured us that he will meet to discuss the fiscal and familial benefits of Parole. Be aware that the petition drive is not over!!! We need to get as many signatures as possible to let…

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  • “STAND YOUR GROUND” INCONSISTENCIES

    COURTESY OF PROJECT R.E.A.C.H. INC Several months after the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, a task force held its first meeting to examine the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law that has been at the center of the uproar surrounding the Florida teen's death.

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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER’S MOUNTAIN

    Marissa Alexander is a 31 year old mother of three is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in a Florida prison for discharging her firearm into the ceiling of her home to ward off  further abuse at the hands of her husband, Rico Gray.  Mr. Gray had just assaulted Marissa and was at…

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  • CHARGES FILED IN TRAYVON MARTIN CASE

    UPDATE Angela Corey, special prosecutor from Duval County, Florida, appointed by Governor Rick Scott, formally charged George Zimmerman with second degree murder for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012.   Trayvon was unarmed and walking through a Sanford community wearing a hoodie when he was followed and confronted by Mr. Zimmerman who claimed…

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