March 26, 2017

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  • CHRONICLES OF PAROLE HEARING HELD 1/15/2014

    First Coast News, news source 4:38 p.m. EST January 14, 2014 Video courtesy of FCN Coming soon... Parole Hearing Audio. Meg Pace reports on the Florida Parole Commission to consider release of inmate Bryan Sanford.                                     UPDATE, 1/15/14: Bryan Sanford's…

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  • WHO NEEDS SANTA?

    BAKER C. I. WORK CAMP What a fantastic treat for all the children who were visiting their dads on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Baker C. I.  Work Camp.  The officers at this re-entry facility laid out the red carpet for the kids.  The room was decorated with Christmas lights and a warm holiday…

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  • FDOC WELCOMES INMATE VOICE FOCUS GROUPS

    L-R rear:  Willie Smith, Ocala; Timothy Cannon, Deputy Secretary; Judy Thompson, Forgotten Majority; John Barnes, Orlando;  Michael Crews, Secretary. L-R front: Ricky Dixon, Deputy Asst. Sec. of Institutions; Agnes Fury, Tallahassee; Bonnie Barnes, Orlando; Kim Southerland, Deputy Asst. Sec. of Re-entry; Dr. Amando Aluart, Miami; Henry Brown, Miami. On September 30, 2013, the Inmate Voice…

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  • JUST DROP THE CASE & FREE MARISSA ALEXANDER

    ATTEND MARISSA’S COURT HEARING TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!  THE WORLD IS WATCHING! THURSDAY, OCT 31st, 8:30 AM  DUVAL COUNTY COURTHOUSE 501 W ADAMS ST., 6TH FLOOR   JACKSONVILLE, FL *WEAR BLACK* Who is Marissa Alexander?                              Marissa Alexander is an African American mother and survivor…

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  • IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING

    Eric Holder 82nd Atty Gen From FAMILIES AGAINST MANDATORY MINIMUMS Today was a historic day in our fight for smarter sentencing laws! For the first time in the 20+ years I have been at this, the U.S. Department of Justice has admitted our arguments are right and that eliminating some mandatory minimums will make us safer.…

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  • PARDON FOR MARISSA ALEXANDER?

    SENATOR WANTS ALEXANDER PARDONED Posted: August 5, 2013 - 6:06pm Courtesy of Florida Times Union State Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, wrote to members of the Florida Cabinet on Monday, asking them to support his call for a pardon for Marissa Alexander.

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  • PETITION – ADDRESSING THE ILLS OF FAMILY VISITATION

    We hail our Inmate Voice Focus Group member,  JEWIE TRYON, author of this petition, that stands in protest of Florida prisons creating demeaning policies that inhibit family visitation instead of enhancing it.  Visitors are being treated in humiliating fashion at many of Florida's prisons (there are exceptions like FSP & Baker)  as more self-made rules…

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  • RESURRECTION OF CONTRACT PAROLE

    GREAT NEWS for Florida inmates who are parole eligible and meet the criteria for Contract Parole! Those offenders are eligible to apply for release under the Mutual Participation Program Act (MPPA) more commonly known as 'Contract Parole'.  This Statute has been on the books since 1976 and has lain dormant since the late 1980's. But…

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  • PRISONS – MODERN DAY SLAVE QUARTERS

    Article courtesy of: PROJECT R.E.A.C.H. INC. Richard P. Burton, Sr., Director As some Civil Rights and Political Leaders are advocating a new civil rights agenda and saluting certain Supreme Court victories, and speaking against some setbacks, the United States has once again surpassed its own world record for incarcerating the highest percentage of its population, with African Americans and Hispanics…

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  • FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IS LISTENING!

      Forgotten Majority is pleased to share the comments received from the Florida Department of Corrections as they respond to the concerns of the Inmate Voice Focus Groups.   The Department has demonstrated a commitment to making sure that their policies and guidelines are being followed by staff and that corrective action is being taken…

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