August 15, 2018

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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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  • 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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  • FDOC SECRETARY, KEN TUCKER, RESIGNS

    Courtesy of 88.9 WFSU-AM                                              Thursday, August 9, 2012 The head of the state’s prison system is seeking a new job, and he could be leaving as early as October. While Ken Tucker would be the second Florida Department of Corrections chief to leave during Governor Rick Scott’s term so far, he has the Governor’s blessing…

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  • NEWEST MEMBER OF THE FLORIDA PAROLE COMMISSION

    (Story distributed by The Associated Press) June 26, 2012 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hearing officer is Florida's newest parole commissioner. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet appointed Melinda Nisi Coonrod to the three-member Parole Commission on Tuesday. Coonrood's appointment is effective from July 1, 2012 to June 30,…

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  • ZIMMERMAN'S BACK

    By Matt Pierce, Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2012 George Zimmerman returns to jail in Trayvon Martin shooting case. He surrenders two days after a Florida judge found he had misled the court about his finances when a low bail was set. George Zimmerman, right, charged in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin,…

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  • ZIMMERMAN’S BACK

    By Matt Pierce, Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2012 George Zimmerman returns to jail in Trayvon Martin shooting case. He surrenders two days after a Florida judge found he had misled the court about his finances when a low bail was set.  George Zimmerman, right, charged in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin,…

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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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  • JUDGE BLOCKS VOTER SUPPRESSION STRATEGIES

    May 31, 2012 Courtesy of Democratic Governors Association A federal judge blocked enforcement of key provisions of a restrictive voting law in Florida today, a breakthrough victory for Florida voters and voting rights advocates nationwide. The law, H.B. 1355, included onerous restrictions on community-based voter registration drives, forcing the League of Women Voters of Florida and…

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  • PAROLE PETITION STATUS

    We want supporters and viewers to know that we are still gathering petition signatures for the Reinstatement of Florida's Parole.  Governor Rick Scott has assured us that he will meet to discuss the fiscal and familial benefits of Parole. Be aware that the petition drive is not over!!! We need to get as many signatures as possible to let…

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