April 28, 2017

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  • TOO MUCH TIME FOR THE CRIME? Featuring Gregory L. Stephens, Sr.

                                   Greg Stephens Mr. Stephens is surrounded by a loving and supportive family.  He describes himself as a God-fearing man who is blessed with spiritual qualities of love, kindness, strength and guidance.  Greg just celebrated another birthday on the inside but his birthday wish is to be reunited with his mom, son and family members.                                                                                                                                Pictured with his grand…

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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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  • TOO MUCH TIME FOR THE CRIME? FEATURING KEDRIAN

    FEATURING KEDRIAN P. LAWRENCE   Kedrian had never been in trouble or incarcerated prior to this incident. In fact he was known in his neighborhood as the kid with the lawn mower always trying to make an honest dollar. He even helped one of his neighbors with the laborious task of constructing a new swimming pool. His…

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  • RALLYING FOR PAROLE AT THE CAPITAL

      Rip Van Winkle may have slept for 20 years but Florida has been in a selective state of unconsciousness for 29.  There's been no Parole in Florida since 1983 (with few exceptions) and it's TIME TO AWAKE THE STATE!  And that's just what happened at the rally held at the Capital on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, first day…

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  • PRISON DOORS NOW OPEN FOR CRACK COCAINE OFFENDERS

    New rules slashing crack cocaine sentences go into effect By Carol Cratty, CNN updated 9:20 AM EST, Wed  Nov 2, 2011     STORY HIGHLIGHTS U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to make reduced minimum penalties retroactive More than 12,000 current inmates will be eligible for reduced sentences Some inmates were released Tuesday, the first day of…

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  • THE RESURRECTION OF JIM CROW

    Contributing Editor Richard P. Burton, Sr., Director October 2011                          PROJECT R.E.A.C.H., INC.   In the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court legitimized the "Jim Crow" system of segregation that had been imposed on Blacks in the decades following the Civil War. Despite the fact that  segregation laws violated the 14th and 15th…

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  • LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FITTING OR FOUL?

    New York Times   9/12/11 Authored by Esther Brown   Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty                                                                                                                                                            THE MISUSE OF LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE "The Supreme Court ruled last year that it is cruel and unusual punishment to sentence a juvenile to life without parole when the crime is short of homicide. In the majority…

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  • BREAKING NEWS! DRUG CONVICTIONS OVERTURNED IN FLORIDA

    FEDERAL JUDGE MARY SCRIVEN RULES FLORIDA'S DRUG LAWS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. As quoted below from National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) 1660 L St., NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 872-8600 • Fax (202) 872-8690 • assist@nacdl.org "WASHINGTON, DC (July 27, 2011) – A federal judge in Orlando has declared Florida’s strict-liability controlled substances act…

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  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAROLE AND PROBATION DEFINED

    To simply clarify, there is no Parole in the state of Florida.  Probation is not parole and there is a huge difference between the two. Definitions from the 'Lectric Law Library's Lexicon:   The Florida Parole Commission                        Tena M. Pate Chair PAROLE "Any form of release of an offender from imprisonment to the community by a releasing…

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