September 23, 2017

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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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  • DREAM DEFENDERS – P. S. IT AIN’T OVER

      Friends, After 31 days and 30 nights in the Florida State Capitol, the Dream Defenders ended our peaceful sit-in of Governor Rick Scott’s office. Although we have left the Capitol, we are not leaving the fight. We came to the Capitol more than a month ago to demand that Florida’s political leadership deal with…

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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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  • 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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  • Justice is served!   …or is it?

    "You have no further business with the court." is what Judge Debra Nelson told George Zimmerman on this recent Saturday night of July 13, 2013.  George Zimmerman was found not guilty of fatally shooting Trayvon Benjamin Martin in one of the most televised and incensing murder cases dealing with race-and-justice since the trial of O.J.…

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  • JUVENILES SENTENCED TO LIFE GET A SECOND CHANCE

      In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court found laws mandating juveniles be sentenced to life in prison without parole are cruel and unusual punishment.  The ruling appears to be in conflict with Florida law and judges are caught in the middle said J.D. Moorehead, a professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. Florida law requires…

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  • INMATE VOICE FOCUS GROUPS

    Inmate Voice (IV) Focus Groups were established to make Florida’s prisons safe and humane while ensuring that the rights of the inmate are not violated.  These Groups will acknowledge the positives that occur at the institutions as well as the discrepancies.  The first IV Group met in Jacksonville on January 17, 2013 followed by the…

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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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  • NEW DIRECTION FOR THE FLORIDA DEPT OF CORRECTIONS

    FORGOTTEN MAJORITY MEETS WITH FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS          10/9/12 Pictured L to R:  Michael Crews, Deputy Secretary, Florida Dept. of Corrections; Jennie Nimer, Parole & Probation; Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow, President, TOPS (The Ordinary People Society); Judy Thompson, President, Forgotten Majority; Ken Tucker, Secretary, Florida Dept. of Corrections; William Carr, Assistant Secretary of Re-entry; Darrel Davis, TOPS. This meeting was two-fold and…

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