Advocating for the just and humane treatment of those who are incarcerated.
Watch the video 3/8/18: http://www.wtxl.com/news/protesters-rallying-for-inmates-at-florida-dept-of-corrections/article_6bbf8816-2360-11e8-9e7e-f3f7d52e4ae6.html#tncms-source=article-nav-next Protesters are pictured at Gov. Rick Scott’s office dressed to represent offenders who will be negatively impacted by the proposed cutbacks in visitation, in spite of the well known factual benefits of getting a visit. They submitted a petition, authored by Jewie Tryon and addressed to Gov. Scott requesting his […]
HB 535 General BILL by Edwards ; (Co-Introducers) Cortes, J. Aged Prison Inmates; Requires DOC to consider needs of inmates older than 50 years of age & adopt health care standards for that population; provides for supervised conditional elderly release program; provides criteria for program eligibility; authorizes arrest of inmate who has been released […]
The Rally originally scheduled to take place on Monday, March 7, 2016 on the steps of the Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida has been canceled but is being planned for a future date. Stay tuned.
Yesterday was an historic day for the sentencing reform movement in Florida. For the first time in more than 20 years Florida repealed a mandatory minimum sentence! As most of you know, we have worked for years to reform Florida’s 10-20-Life gun sentencing law, which has created some of the worst injustices I’ve seen. After […]
Prison reform compromise among the dead bills on session floor Mary Ellen Klas, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:44pm By Mary Ellen Klas and Michael Auslen As the session melted down on Tuesday, Senate President Andy Gardiner announced that the prison reform compromise — which featured the Senate agreeing to withdraw from its […]
Senate Bill 7020, submitted by Senator Greg Evers, which appoints a Florida Corrections Commission to investigate abuses within the prisons, passed unanimously on 3/18/15. Featured Article Courtesy of Mary Ellen Klaus, Bradenton Herald, 3/19/15 TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate on Wednesday put money behind its pledge to reform the state’s troubled prison system, voting to […]
February 27, 2015 8:19 PM Courtesy CBS Miami TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – As Florida’s legislative session gets underway next week, some lawmakers are calling for measures to help teens move on after paying their dues in the juvenile-justice system. Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, joined children’s advocates on Thursday in Jacksonville, saying he would support efforts […]
The Black Box is a a handcuff cover which protects the key hole and prevents the offender from picking or tampering with any parts of the lock. This protective device is made from high-strength, high-impact ABS plastic and, according to the manufacturer, the security clip is the same strength as steel. The Black Box is […]
From left to right: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Commissioner Adam Putnam, Governor Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater The Clemency Board is governed by the Florida Rules of Executive Clemency and meets four times annually to address six […]
Friends, After 31 days and 30 nights in the Florida State Capitol, the Dream Defenders ended our peaceful sit-in of Governor Rick Scott’s office. Although we have left the Capitol, we are not leaving the fight. We came to the Capitol more than a month ago to demand that Florida’s political leadership deal with […]