August 16, 2018

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  • NEWS YOU SHOULD KNOW

    JPAY WILL SOON BE THE ONLY WAY TO PAY! Effective July 1st, 2013, JPAY will become the sole provider of money transfer services, it will be the only way to send money to inmates within the Florida Department of Corrections.             THESE ARE THE PAYMENT OPTIONS         …

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  • WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO KILL HOUSE BILL 685!

    (UPDATE: This depressing bill was signed into law on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Thanks to all who made calls and sent emails in opposition)! ___________________________________________________________ YOU and YOU and YOU!  Make the call, send an email to Governor Rick Scott.  Here's the breakdown of the bill that passed the House and Senate with wings.  This…

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  • FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IS LISTENING!

      Forgotten Majority is pleased to share the comments received from the Florida Department of Corrections as they respond to the concerns of the Inmate Voice Focus Groups.   The Department has demonstrated a commitment to making sure that their policies and guidelines are being followed by staff and that corrective action is being taken…

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  • JUVENILES SENTENCED TO LIFE GET A SECOND CHANCE

      In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court found laws mandating juveniles be sentenced to life in prison without parole are cruel and unusual punishment.  The ruling appears to be in conflict with Florida law and judges are caught in the middle said J.D. Moorehead, a professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. Florida law requires…

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  • INMATE VOICE FOCUS GROUPS

    Inmate Voice (IV) Focus Groups were established to make Florida’s prisons safe and humane while ensuring that the rights of the inmate are not violated.  These Groups will acknowledge the positives that occur at the institutions as well as the discrepancies.  The first IV Group met in Jacksonville on January 17, 2013 followed by the…

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  • THE $250 MILLION NATIONAL ENTICEMENT

    Corporation Makes a Pitch for Guaranteed Prison Occupancy Courtesy of Re-Entry Court Solutions November 4, 2012 At a time when states are struggling to reduce bloated prison populations and tight budgets, a private prison management company is offering to buy prisons in exchange for various considerations, including a controversial guarantee that the governments maintain a…

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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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