Advocating for the just and humane treatment of those who are incarcerated.
Black History Reception Governor Rick Scott, First Lady Ann Scott and Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll graciously hosted a reception on February 22, 2012 at the Governor’s Mansion honoring African-Americans who made significant contributions in the areas of Education, Aeronautical Science and Information Technology. Meeting the Governor was memorable. His handshake was warm and genuine, his eye […]
FEATURING KEDRIAN P. LAWRENCE Kedrian had never been in trouble or incarcerated prior to this incident. In fact he was known in his neighborhood as the kid with the lawn mower always trying to make an honest dollar. He even helped one of his neighbors with the laborious task of constructing a new swimming pool. His […]
AND NOW THERE ARE THREE. The Parole Commission has removed the ‘vacant’ sign from the seat of that third empty chair and gave a warm welcome to their newest member, Bernard Cohen, a former corrections executive. The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The newest member of the state parole commission is no stranger […]
New York Times 9/12/11 Authored by Esther Brown Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty THE MISUSE OF LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE “The Supreme Court ruled last year that it is cruel and unusual punishment to sentence a juvenile to life without parole when the crime is short of homicide. In the majority […]
To simply clarify, there is no Parole in the state of Florida. Probation is not parole and there is a huge difference between the two. Definitions from the ‘Lectric Law Library’s Lexicon: The Florida Parole Commission Tena M. Pate Chair PAROLE “Any form of release of an offender from imprisonment to the community by a releasing […]