Meet some of the group. Left to right –
1st row: Jack Canatsey, Marcia Jentsch
2nd row: Bonnie Barnes, Jean Canatsey
3rd row: Raymond Welsh, Judy Thompson
On Saturday, March 17, 2012, Judy Thompson, President of Forgotten Majority, Inc. addressed the members of ‘Families Ministering to Families’ (FMTF) concerning the Reinstatement of Florida’s Parole. Some of the group members were enlightened when they learned that parole ended for most offenders in October 1983. Florida now struggles with the fiscal and moral dilemma of mass incarceration. Inmates are without hope, families and communities remain fractured and our taxes cannot sustain the $2.3 billion dollar price tag Corrections has stapled to our collars. Members of FMTF have become involved in getting the word out about this critical mission to reinstate parole. These meetings are more than talk, they are action venues. The group meets every third Saturday at 9 AM at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church located at 861 Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL. If you’d like more information about the Families Ministering to Families meetings, call Jean at (407) 695-6818.
Take a moment to sign the petition to reinstate parole here: REINSTATE FLORIDA’S PAROLE. It’s time for Florida to get smart on crime by giving those who have made positive adjustments and are striving to become law-abiding citizens, the opportunity to do so.