July 18, 2018

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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER'S MOUNTAIN

    Marissa Alexander is a 31 year old mother of three is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in a Florida prison for discharging her firearm into the ceiling of her home to ward off further abuse at the hands of her husband, Rico Gray. Mr. Gray had just assaulted Marissa and was at…

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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER’S MOUNTAIN

    Marissa Alexander is a 31 year old mother of three is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in a Florida prison for discharging her firearm into the ceiling of her home to ward off  further abuse at the hands of her husband, Rico Gray.  Mr. Gray had just assaulted Marissa and was at…

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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER'S MOUNTAIN

    Marissa Alexander is a 31 year old mother of three is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in a Florida prison for discharging her firearm into the ceiling of her home to ward off further abuse at the hands of her husband, Rico Gray. Mr. Gray had just assaulted Marissa and was at…

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  • CHARGES FILED IN TRAYVON MARTIN CASE

    UPDATE Angela Corey, special prosecutor from Duval County, Florida, appointed by Governor Rick Scott, formally charged George Zimmerman with second degree murder for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012.   Trayvon was unarmed and walking through a Sanford community wearing a hoodie when he was followed and confronted by Mr. Zimmerman who claimed…

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  • WHATEVER HAPPENED TO RE-ENTRY BILL HR 0177?

      CS/HB 177: Inmate Reentry  GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee; Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Porth; Campbell; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Baxley; Costello; Fullwood; Glorioso; Grant; Pafford; Pilon; Rogers; Rouson; Sands        VETOED Inmate Reentry; Directs DOC to develop & administer reentry program for nonviolent offenders; requires substance abuse treatment & rehabilitative programming; specifies eligibility criteria; requires…

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  • NO GRAND JURY IN TRAYVON MARTIN CASE

    Message From Ben Todd Jealous NAACP President and CEO Trayvon Prosecutor foregoes grand jury   Florida State Attorney,  Angela Corey,  made a surprising announcement. She decided to forego a grand jury in the Trayvon Martin case. Her decision has put the responsibility of whether or not to prosecute George Zimmerman squarely on her shoulders and…

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  • INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE IN THE TRAGIC DEATH OF TRAYVON MARTIN

    Trayvon Martin, 17 years of age was shot in the chest and killed by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012.  He'd just purchased a bag of skittles and an Arizona iced tea and was headed home, walking through a gated community with his hoodie pulled over his head when George Zimmerman, an overly zealous…

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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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