December 15, 2018

                         Advocating for the just and humane treatment of those who are incarcerated.


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  • JAXPORT JOBS FOR EX-OFFENDERS

    NEW JACKSONVILLE PORT ACADEMY QUICKLY PREPARES EX-OFFENDERS FOR WORK Courtesy WJCT Newsp By LINDSEY KILBRIDE • MAR 7, 2017 lkilbride@wjct.org, 904-358-6359 or on Twitter at @lindskilbride.    Operation New Hope CEO Kevin Gay, Jax Chamber Chairman Darnell Smith, JaxPort's Eric Green and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry's Chief of Staff Kerri Stewart announce the opening of the Jacksonville…

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  • INSIDE THE WIRE – BLACK HX WINNING ESSAY

    A story of our struggles and achievements  A story that is so far from pointing the finger because if it wasn't, we would first have to point the finger at ourselves. Historically, there were tribal wars in Africa.  We fought each other, kidnapped each other and sold each other into slavery.  In trying to conquer…

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  • FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SPECTRUM

    Courtesy WFSU Sasha Cordner Sept. 2016 The Florida Department of Corrections is starting to implement a new program aimed at making sure released offenders don’t come back to the state’s prison system. Prison officials say Spectrum is a research-based program unique to Florida.

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  • “SORRY, VISITATION NOT APPROVED!”

    Question:  Ever wonder why you are only allowed to be on one offender's visit list if you are not their family member?  You won't be able to visit an inmate you may be encouraging by mail or someone whose family is not in the state or someone who has no family left. It is a…

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  • MARISSA’S MAGNIFICENT MOMENT – FREE AT LAST!!!

    Free Marissa Now Statement on Marissa Alexander's Freedom January 27, 2017  Today, after 3 years behind bars and 2 years of house detention, Marissa Alexander was finally released from state confinement.  Marissa Alexander has been punished for over 5 years for defending her life from a domestic violence attack threatening her life nine days after…

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  • ATTORNEY J. SCOTT MURPHY – HERO OF EXCELLENT REPUTE

    Learning more about this fearless crusader who takes on the cruelty and cover-ups internal to the Florida Department of Corrections? Physical abuses and medical neglect still happen far too often behind those barbed fences.  It takes a hero to seek justice for the plethora of injustices. Introducing Attorney J. Scott Murphy 3117 Edgewater Drive, Suite A…

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  • ORLANDO SENATOR FILES BILL TO BRING BACK DEATH PENALTY

    Gray Rohrer:  Contact Reporter Tallahassee Bureau January 6, 2017 In 2016, only five states in America continued to execute people. Florida was one of them. And now the United States Supreme Court said that was wrong. TALLAHASSEE — Hoping to reinstate the death penalty in Florida, a Democratic state senator from Orlando filed a bill…

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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER NOW

    Wondering what Marissa Alexander is doing NOW?  She's fighting and she's only just begun. Introducing: The Marissa Alexander Justice Project. Why I created this organization: I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled….. The Mission of the MAJP is to provide services that promote the collaboration of broader movements of social justice and…

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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER’S LETTER TO COMRADES

    Marissa Alexander, whose case became a rallying cry for survivors of domestic violence, walks by her dad Raoul Jenkins surrounded by her legal team and supporters, Jan. 27, 2015, after three years of incarceration.        Photo by Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union/AP                          …

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  • DESPERATELY NEEDED HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

    Courtesy of Timothy Williams New York Times - July 2015 Photo credits to Joshua Lott- Exhibiting Compassion for the Incarcerated Mentally Ill. CHICAGO — Nneka Jones Tapia, who runs the sprawling Cook County Jail here, has an indelible childhood memory of police officers pounding on the aluminum walls of the family’s double-wide trailer home in…

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