October 20, 2017

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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER’S THANKSGIVING BLESSING

                    Courtesy of FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2013 PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Rodanes (772) 634-2418 JUDGE GRANTS PRE-TRIAL RELEASE THE NIGHT BEFORE THANKSGIVING This time of year we reflect and give thanks for our family and loved ones.  We gather around the table with all the trimmings and reminisce about…

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  • “FYI” YOUNG OFFENDERS SUFFER ADULT PUNISHMENTS

    The Families of Youth Incarcerated (FYI) is an organization that is taking a bold and serious stance against the prosecution and incarceration of juveniles in the adult criminal system. Florida is one of 15 states that allow prosecutors to "direct file" adult charges against juvenile offenders but FYI is advocating for reform of these direct…

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  • DROP THE MARISSA ALEXANDER CASE

                                                    Marissa Alexander is a survivor of domestic violence from Jacksonville, FL who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for defending herself from violence. National action:  Urge the State to Drop…

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  • FLAWS OF FLORIDA’S DEATH PENALTY

    "Justice is never advanced in the taking of a human life. Morality is never upheld by a legalized murder." Coretta Scott King The Death Penalty makes mistakes.  24 prisoners have moved from Florida's Death Row to Freedom, the highest number in the nation, due to evidence of innocence. Floridians are questioning the enforcement of the…

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  • INTRODUCING – THE DREAM DEFENDERS

    Dream Defenders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOnnQVZyY1w                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoeUrLNvPnU&feature=youtu.be The Dream Defenders, a group of active, passionate college students who refuse to accept "No" for an answer, have been occupying the Governor's office at Florida's State Capital since Tuesday, July 16, 2013,after George Zimmerman was found…

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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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  • WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO KILL HOUSE BILL 685!

    (UPDATE: This depressing bill was signed into law on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Thanks to all who made calls and sent emails in opposition)! ___________________________________________________________ YOU and YOU and YOU!  Make the call, send an email to Governor Rick Scott.  Here's the breakdown of the bill that passed the House and Senate with wings.  This…

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  • WHO WILL HEAR THE VOICE OF THE INMATE?

     FORGOTTEN MAJORITY INMATE VOICE FOCUS GROUPS Forgotten Majority has formed several Inmate Voice Focus Groups, (I V = lifeline) comprised of family, friends and advocates  of inmates who are taking an active role in making Florida's prisons a place where inmates are treated humanely.  We are working toward establishing a Focus Group in every county in Florida by January…

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