August 14, 2018

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  • OFFICER DEAD AT COLUMBIA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION ANNEX

          Richard Franklin          990054 Officer Sgt. Ruben Thomas, 24 yrs old, was stabbed in the neck by Inmate Richard Franklin, 37 yrs old, late Sunday night, March 18, 2012 at Columbia Correctional Institution Annex, Lake City, Florida.  Franklin was convicted of first degree murder in 1995 and is currently serving a life sentence.  He…

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  • MEETING GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT

           Black History Reception  Governor Rick Scott, First Lady Ann Scott and Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll graciously hosted a reception on February 22, 2012 at the Governor's Mansion honoring African-Americans who made  significant contributions in the areas of Education, Aeronautical Science and Information Technology.          Meeting the Governor was memorable. His handshake was warm and genuine,  his eye…

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  • KUDOS TO SENATOR GREG EVERS

      Senator Greg Evers, District 2,  took a bold step on Lobby Day, Tuesday,     February 21, 2012, when he spoke in favor of Parole in Florida.  This Senator is not 'soft' on crime, he is smart on crime!  Senator Evers proposed that parolees wear monitoring devices and be subject to severe penalties for violating.   Monitoring would cost significantly  less…

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  • TOO MUCH TIME FOR THE CRIME? Featuring Gregory L. Stephens, Sr.

                                   Greg Stephens Mr. Stephens is surrounded by a loving and supportive family.  He describes himself as a God-fearing man who is blessed with spiritual qualities of love, kindness, strength and guidance.  Greg just celebrated another birthday on the inside but his birthday wish is to be reunited with his mom, son and family members.                                                                                                                                Pictured with his grand…

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  • A KNOCK OUT PUNCH FOR PRISON PRIVATIZATION

    Senate Bill 2038, the prison privatization bill, would have devastated small communities and working families' economic stability and safety.  However , it received a 'knock out' punch that will prevent tax dollars from being funneled to special interests that own corporate prisons, ie, Corrections Corporation of America and GEO Group.   The Florida Senate voted 21-19…

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  • SAY “NO” TO PRISON PRIVATIZATION – SB 2038

    Do not allow Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and Geo Group to make billions on the backs of inmates and the purses of their families through this prison for profit privatization bill.   URGENT: ALL HANDS ON DECK Senate President Haridopolos and Gov. Rick Scott Will Attempt to Ram Prison Privatization Through the Florida Senate…

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  • SAY "NO" TO PRISON PRIVATIZATION – SB 2038

    Do not allow Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and Geo Group to make billions on the backs of inmates and the purses of their families through this prison for profit privatization bill. URGENT: ALL HANDS ON DECK Senate President Haridopolos and Gov. Rick Scott Will Attempt to Ram Prison Privatization Through the Florida Senate…

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  • TOO MUCH TIME FOR THE CRIME? FEATURING KEDRIAN

    FEATURING KEDRIAN P. LAWRENCE   Kedrian had never been in trouble or incarcerated prior to this incident. In fact he was known in his neighborhood as the kid with the lawn mower always trying to make an honest dollar. He even helped one of his neighbors with the laborious task of constructing a new swimming pool. His…

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  • VACANT PAROLE BOARD SEAT FILLED

        AND NOW THERE ARE THREE.  The Parole Commission has removed the 'vacant' sign from the seat of that third empty chair and gave a warm welcome to their newest member, Bernard Cohen, a former corrections executive.     The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The newest member of the state parole commission is no stranger…

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  • FLORIDA PRISON CLOSURES IN 2012

    Seven (7)  of Florida's prisons are slated for closure by July, including a major institution at Raiford and a Broward women's prison, according to a Florida Department of Corrections press release.  However, this will not give inmates any hope of release or possibility of parole when, in fact, this would be the ideal time for our state government to Reinstatement Parole. …

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