March 29, 2017

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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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  • WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

      Did you know that inmates are able to let somebody know right away when they go to confinement?  FDOC allows the inmate one 'proverbial' phone call to a person on their phone list from the confinement area. And this all-important call will spare family members, friends and others a blank trip.  If a visitor arrives…

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  • BECOMING ELIGIBLE FOR WORK RELEASE IN FLORIDA

    Work Release is defined by the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) as a program that allows selected inmates to work at paid employment in the community during the last months of their confinement. There are 30 Work Release Centers (WRC) in Florida and an inmate must meet the established criteria in order to be considered…

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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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  • Florida Department of Corrections

    Forgotten Majority, The Florida Department of Corrections contains information regarding all inmates and all facilities including contact phone numbers for each facility if you wish to contact the warden, classification officer or the chaplain. Florida Department of Corrections: http://www.dc.state.fl.us

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