December 15, 2018

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  • NEED TO SEAL OR EXPUNGE YOUR FLORIDA CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD?

    Florida law allows a person who has never been convicted (adjudicated guilty) of a crime to seal or expunge their arrest record. Doesn't seem that a person would have to be concerned about having their criminal history record sealed or expunged if adjudication was witheld or charges were dropped or dismissed. But the Florida Legislature…

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  • NIGHTMARISH EFFECT OF HARSH 'TOUGH ON CRIME' LEGISLATION

    If you think that Mandatory Minimum, Three Strike Laws and The War on Drugs is a nightmare, please visit the websites below and read the attached Blogs in the Time Union Newspaper - Jacksonville, FL as it relates to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (Rico-Act) and African American gang members A mandatory sentence…

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  • NIGHTMARISH EFFECT OF HARSH ‘TOUGH ON CRIME’ LEGISLATION

    If you think that Mandatory Minimum, Three Strike Laws and The War on Drugs is a nightmare, please visit the websites below and read the attached Blogs in the Time Union Newspaper - Jacksonville, FL as it relates to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (Rico-Act) and African American gang members A mandatory sentence…

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  • GOT A FELONY – GET A JOB

    FRESH OUT OF PRISON? LOOKING FOR WORK? If you’ve served your time and live in Jacksonville, Florida, you may be in luck. Founded in 1999, Operation New Hope is dedicated to providing individuals and families with opportunities and tools necessary to rebuild their lives and restore communities through sustainable economic development initiatives. Ready4Work is one…

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  • BECOMING ELIGIBLE FOR WORK RELEASE IN FLORIDA

    Work Release is defined by the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) as a program that allows selected inmates to work at paid employment in the community during the last months of their confinement. There are 30 Work Release Centers (WRC) in Florida and an inmate must meet the established criteria in order to be considered…

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  • AUTOMATIC RESTORATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS IN FLORIDA THWARTED

    The controversy regarding the restoration of civil rights for convicted felons ended abruptly on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. The process for restoration, prior to this date, was already severely scarred due to the lack of funding the positions necessary for processing the tens of thousands of applications. Rep. Ari Abraham Porth sponsored HJR bill #51…

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  • INMATE VISITATION SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY

    Yes, you heard it right.  If you are incarcerated in the state of Florida, your visitation privileges can be suspended indefinitely.  Doesn't matter if you're married, in a relationship, have children or just a long, lost friend, visitation is considered a privilege and can be denied accordingly.  Although extensive studies have shown that family support…

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  • MARRIAGE INSIDE PRISON WALLS

    Is it possible to marry an offender incarcerated in the state of Florida? Ever wonder about what that process entails for lovebirds desiring to marry inside the walls?  When an inmate decides to get married, he/she must submit a request to their Chaplain who explains what must be provided in order for a decision to be made.  This includes a…

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  • How Will The Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Florida Effect Those Sentenced for Possession?

    The 'People United for Medical Marijuana (PUFMM)' are waging a political battle to legalize marijuana for medical usage by circulating a petition to place a constitutional amendment on Florida's November 2010 ballot.  To date, thirteen states have enacted medical marijuana laws.  The Florida Dept. of Elections has approved the petition and the group is in the process of collecting 68,000 signatures for…

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