December 12, 2017

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  • NO GRAND JURY IN TRAYVON MARTIN CASE

    Message From Ben Todd Jealous NAACP President and CEO Trayvon Prosecutor foregoes grand jury   Florida State Attorney,  Angela Corey,  made a surprising announcement. She decided to forego a grand jury in the Trayvon Martin case. Her decision has put the responsibility of whether or not to prosecute George Zimmerman squarely on her shoulders and…

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  • INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE IN THE TRAGIC DEATH OF TRAYVON MARTIN

    Trayvon Martin, 17 years of age was shot in the chest and killed by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012.  He'd just purchased a bag of skittles and an Arizona iced tea and was headed home, walking through a gated community with his hoodie pulled over his head when George Zimmerman, an overly zealous…

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  • OFFICER DEAD AT COLUMBIA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION ANNEX

          Richard Franklin          990054 Officer Sgt. Ruben Thomas, 24 yrs old, was stabbed in the neck by Inmate Richard Franklin, 37 yrs old, late Sunday night, March 18, 2012 at Columbia Correctional Institution Annex, Lake City, Florida.  Franklin was convicted of first degree murder in 1995 and is currently serving a life sentence.  He…

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  • KUDOS TO SENATOR GREG EVERS

      Senator Greg Evers, District 2,  took a bold step on Lobby Day, Tuesday,     February 21, 2012, when he spoke in favor of Parole in Florida.  This Senator is not 'soft' on crime, he is smart on crime!  Senator Evers proposed that parolees wear monitoring devices and be subject to severe penalties for violating.   Monitoring would cost significantly  less…

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  • A KNOCK OUT PUNCH FOR PRISON PRIVATIZATION

    Senate Bill 2038, the prison privatization bill, would have devastated small communities and working families' economic stability and safety.  However , it received a 'knock out' punch that will prevent tax dollars from being funneled to special interests that own corporate prisons, ie, Corrections Corporation of America and GEO Group.   The Florida Senate voted 21-19…

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  • SAY “NO” TO PRISON PRIVATIZATION – SB 2038

    Do not allow Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and Geo Group to make billions on the backs of inmates and the purses of their families through this prison for profit privatization bill.   URGENT: ALL HANDS ON DECK Senate President Haridopolos and Gov. Rick Scott Will Attempt to Ram Prison Privatization Through the Florida Senate…

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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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  • Pricey items at visit park canteens

    According to an Oct. 2009 article by David M. Reutter entitled 'Florida DOC and Keefe Gouge Prisoners on Commissary Sales', the cost of items in Florida's prison canteens has skyrocketed.  Florida law requires that items sold in prison canteens "shall be priced comparatively with like items for retail sale at fair market prices."  The example is given of a…

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  • Convicted felons can become registered voters.

    Once a person becomes a convicted felon, access to the ballot is lost. Not only does this prevent a felon from casting a vote at the polls, it prevents him/her from signing any petition for change which may have a direct socio-economical-political impact on him/her even if they are law-abiding, productive members of society.    'Restoration of Civil Rights' under our Hot…

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