December 11, 2017

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Zero Tolerance for Inmate Abuse

  • $29 MIL TO LOCK UP KIDS IN THE WORST FACILITY IN THE STATE?

    Close the Palm Beach Juvenile Facility In a state known for its abusive youth prisons, the Palm Beach Juvenile Correctional Facility may be the worst of them all. Nearly a third of boys housed at the privately run Palm Beach facility were victims of sexual abuse, a horrifying statistic and the highest of any facility…

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  • DEMISE OF SB 7020 – HOPE LOST FOR INMATE PROTECTION

    Prison reform compromise among the dead bills on session floor Mary Ellen Klas, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:44pm By Mary Ellen Klas and Michael Auslen As the session melted down on Tuesday, Senate President Andy Gardiner announced that the prison reform compromise -- which featured the Senate agreeing to withdraw from its…

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  • FLORIDA HOUSE GUTS SENATE BILL 7020

                       THIS IS YOUR CALL TO ACTION!         SB 7020 passed the Senate unanimously on March 18th but House Bill 7131 has extracted the molars, the teeth that grind.  HB 7131 removes the Florida Corrections Commission, an independent oversight Commission with the authority to…

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  • OVERSIGHT COMMISSION FOR FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    Senate Bill 7020, submitted by Senator Greg Evers,  which appoints a Florida Corrections Commission to investigate abuses within the prisons, passed unanimously on 3/18/15. Featured Article Courtesy of Mary Ellen Klaus,  Bradenton Herald,  3/19/15 TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate on Wednesday put money behind its pledge to reform the state's troubled prison system, voting to…

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  • FLORIDA JUSTICE IMPACT PROJECT

    The Florida Justice Impact Project (FJIP), sponsored by Forgotten Majority, Inc., is slated to open its doors July 1, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. This legal enterprise will offer Criminal Defense services to local residents who are economically disadvantaged, as determined by Federal Poverty Guidelines.  In addition, they will respond to reports of inmate abuses and follow…

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  • THE INFAMOUS BLACK BOX

       The Black Box is a a handcuff cover which protects the key hole and prevents the offender from picking or tampering with any parts of the lock.  This protective device is made from high-strength, high-impact ABS plastic and, according to the manufacturer, the security clip is the same strength as steel.  The Black Box is…

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  • Whistleblowers Risk Retaliation as Part of Prison ‘Culture’

    By DARA KAM OF THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Whistleblowers at a North Florida prison were punished by their bosses after exposing abuse of inmates, including an instance where one guard sprayed noxious chemicals into a prisoner's mouth, according to an investigation by the state's Commission on Human Relations. The Wakulla Correctional Institution case reveals…

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  • FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS – THE BIG GUNS HAVE RELOADED!

    For Immediate Release:     September 12, 2014 CONTACT: Florida Department of Corrections Communications Office: (850) 488-0420 First Coast News Interview/Forgotten Majority http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/09/12/doc-cracking-down-on-employee-misconduct/15551245/ DOC strictly enforcing zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate and criminal behavior by staff Tallahassee, Fla -- Today the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) announced that in addition to the six members of its staff that were…

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6 FIRED FOR INMATE ABUSE

    September 11, 2014 CONTACT: Florida Department of Corrections Communications Office:  (850) 488-0420 Mr. Michael Crews,        Mr. Timothy Cannon, Secretary                                Deputy DOC strictly enforcing zero-tolerance policy for criminal behavior by staff SIX DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS STAFF ARRESTED;  TERMINATED…

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