July 18, 2018

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  • IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING

    Eric Holder 82nd Atty Gen From FAMILIES AGAINST MANDATORY MINIMUMS Todaywas a historic day in our fight for smarter sentencing laws! For the first time in the 20+ years I have been at this, the U.S. Department of Justice has admitted our arguments are right and that eliminating some mandatory minimums will make us safer.…

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  • IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING

    Eric Holder 82nd Atty Gen From FAMILIES AGAINST MANDATORY MINIMUMS Todaywas a historic day in our fight for smarter sentencing laws! For the first time in the 20+ years I have been at this, the U.S. Department of Justice has admitted our arguments are right and that eliminating some mandatory minimums will make us safer.…

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  • PARDON FOR MARISSA ALEXANDER?

    SENATOR WANTS ALEXANDER PARDONED Posted: August 5, 2013 - 6:06pm Courtesy of Florida Times Union State Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, wrote to members of the Florida Cabinet on Monday, asking them to support his call for a pardon for Marissa Alexander.

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  • PETITION – ADDRESSING THE ILLS OF FAMILY VISITATION

    We hail our Inmate Voice Focus Group member,  JEWIE TRYON, author of this petition, that stands in protest of Florida prisons creating demeaning policies that inhibit family visitation instead of enhancing it.  Visitors are being treated in humiliating fashion at many of Florida's prisons (there are exceptions like FSP & Baker)  as more self-made rules…

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  • RESURRECTION OF CONTRACT PAROLE

    GREAT NEWS for Florida inmates who are parole eligible and meet the criteria for Contract Parole! Those offenders are eligible to apply for release under the Mutual Participation Program Act (MPPA) more commonly known as 'Contract Parole'.  This Statute has been on the books since 1976 and has lain dormant since the late 1980's. But…

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  • PRISONS – MODERN DAY SLAVE QUARTERS

    Article courtesy of: PROJECT R.E.A.C.H. INC. Richard P. Burton, Sr., Director As some Civil Rights and Political Leaders are advocating a new civil rights agenda and saluting certain Supreme Court victories, and speaking against some setbacks, the United States has once again surpassed its own world record for incarcerating the highest percentage of its population, with African Americans and Hispanics…

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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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  • MICHAEL CREWS, SECRETARY, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    About the  Secretary         Michael D. Crews Secretary Michael  (Mike) Crews was appointed by Governor Rick Scott as Secretary of the Florida  Department of Corrections on December 17, 2012.  Secretary  Crews began his career with the state in 1984 as a Certified Correctional Officer  at Apalachee Correctional Institute and served as a…

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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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