December 15, 2018

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  • ALL ABOUT MULTI-MEDIA KIOSKS AND TABLETS

    Any offender can use the Multimedia Kiosks for: 1. Exchanging email messages with friends/family 2. Exchanging Video Grams and photos with friends & family. 3. Conducting scheduled video visitation sessions with friends & family 4. Purchasing music, games, eBooks, audio books and renting movies 5.  Accessing the Employ Florida Marketplace to review  job listings FDC…

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  • SB 1392 PASSED REFORMING RACIAL INJUSTICES IN THE COURTS

    Courtesy:  Herald-Tribune  3/9/18 By Josh Salman Staff Writer Legislation follows Herald-Tribune investigation revealing severe disparity in sentencing. The Florida Legislature approved  SB 1392 late Friday to bolster transparency in the criminal justice system, a reform experts hope will address rampant racial disparities in sentencing exposed in reporting by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The effort to improve data…

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  • 8 MARCH 2018 PROTEST RALLY AT FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    Watch the video 3/8/18: http://www.wtxl.com/news/protesters-rallying-for-inmates-at-florida-dept-of-corrections/article_6bbf8816-2360-11e8-9e7e-f3f7d52e4ae6.html#tncms-source=article-nav-next Protesters are pictured at Gov. Rick Scott's office dressed to represent  offenders who will be negatively impacted by the proposed cutbacks in visitation, in spite of the well known factual benefits of getting a visit.  They submitted a petition, authored by Jewie Tryon and addressed to Gov. Scott requesting his…

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  • STEP UP AND STEP OUT TO RETAIN WEEKLY PRISON VISITATION

    GO TO THE PETITION SITE NOW TO READ, SIGN AND POST TO YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA!! https://www.change.org/p/governor-rick-scott-stop-fdoc-from-taking-our-family-visitation-time-away Addressed to Governor Rick Scott - Created by Jewie Tryon. In this March 8, 2016, photo, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones visits with Wakulla Correctional Institution inmates. Citing staff shortages and safety issues, the agency has announced…

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  • JUDICIAL DISCRETION IN THE DIRECT FILING OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS

    PENSACOLA CITY COUNCIL PASSES REFORMATION IN THE DIRECT FILING OF JUVENILES Jim Little, jwlittle@pnj.com    Contributor:  Kevin Robinson Published 8:52 p.m. CT Feb. 8, 2018   More than 30 people were at the Pensacola City Council meeting Thursday to show their support for a resolution to oppose prosecuting children as adults.  The City Council voted 6-1 to…

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  • Big Win for Voting Rights Restoration Campaign

    Courtesy:  New Florida Majority Big Win for Voting Rights Restoration Campaign Exciting news: this fall, voters statewide will have a chance to restore the ability to vote to over 1.5 million Florida citizens! Last year, NewFM and Forgotten Majority, Inc. joined a state-wide coalition working to collect enough signatures to get the Voting Restoration Amendment placed on the…

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  • FDC PUTS DOWNTOWN TALLAHASSEE WORKERS ON ALERT!

    Courtesy:  Jeff Burlew, Democrat senior writer Published 11:44 a.m. ET Jan. 12, 2018 | Updated 4:59 p.m. ET Jan. 12, 2018    (Photo: Jeff Burlew/Democrat)   The Florida Department of Corrections put its downtown Tallahassee employees on high alert over possible protests next week outside its offices.  The office of FDC Secretary Julie Jones sent an email…

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