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 second Group which met in Jefferson County on January 21, 2013. The institutions represented and discussed at these meetings included Apalachee, Columbia, Jefferson, North West Florida Reception Center and Suwannee. Meeting summaries will be posted and updated to keep readers informed of conditions and concerns at Florida’s facilities as well as the remedial actions taken. The third IV Focus Group will meet on February 16, 2013 in Orange County. If you’d like to be an active member of an IV Focus Group in your area, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view the results of these meetings by clicking on the Inmate Voice Focus Group page located to the right, under our address.