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  • WELL WISHES TO COMMISSIONER BERNARD R. COHEN, SR., VICE CHAIR

    Commissioner Bernard R. Cohen, Sr., Vice Chair Florida Parole Commission Commissioner Bernard R. Cohen, Sr. began his criminal justice career with one of the largest state agencies in Florida and the fourth largest prison system in the country, the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC). During his 33 year tenure with DOC, Commissioner Cohen served six…

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  • CORRECTIONS TRANSITION PROGRAM

    Dr. Regina Shearn, Co-Founder, Corrections Transition Program   “MEN GOING HOME” The Corrections Transition Program (CTP) is known state wide as the LIFER’S PROGRAM.  Co-founded by Marta Villacorta, who served as Warden and  Regional IV Director and Dr. Regina B. Shearn, Professor of Psychology, FIU, the CTP prepares inmates for re-entry who are parole eligible and…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MEETING WITH GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT

    Governor Rick Scott meets with Forgotten Majority Tuesday, August 7, 2012  3:30 pm Right to left:  Florida Governor Rick Scott Judy Thompson, Forgotten Majority Lawrence Stewart, Next Level Outreach Also present at the meeting was Bonnie Rogers, Coordinator, Office of Policy and Budget and Bo Winokaur, Assistant General Council. The meeting centered on the Mutual…

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  • THOUSANDS OF EX-FELONS CAN VOTE

    GOT A FELONY?  LIVE IN FLORIDA?    YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE!     By Michael Peltier The News Service of Florida August 1, 2012 More than 13,000 ex-felons may be eligible to vote but don't know it according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida, citing data it obtained from the Florida Parole…

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  • THE DEATH OF MANDATORY LIFE SENTENCES FOR YOUNG MURDERERS

    Published: Monday, June 25, 2012, 10:20 AM    By Contributing writer, The Times-Picayune Life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional, according to a 5-4 opinion Monday morning from the U.S. Supreme Court that involved a 14-year-old convicted of murder in Alabama. Evan Miller was convicted of arson and murder in Lawrence County, but his life without…

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  • THERE IS NO PAROLE IN FLORIDA. SIGN THE PETITION HERE!

                                      FORGOTTENMAJORITY.COM  is petitioning Governor Rick Scott to take action to reinstate Parole in Florida for those who have demonstrated a change of heart, pose no threat to society and are not likely to reoffend.  Florida has the third largest prison system in the country and any offender who committed a crime after…

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  • FAMILIES MINISTERING TO FAMILIES

    Meet some of the group.  Left to right - 1st row: Jack Canatsey, Marcia Jentsch 2nd row: Bonnie Barnes, Jean Canatsey 3rd row: Raymond Welsh, Judy Thompson     On Saturday, March 17, 2012, Judy Thompson, President of Forgotten Majority, Inc. addressed the members of 'Families Ministering to Families' (FMTF) concerning the Reinstatement of Florida's Parole.  Some of the…

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