Tag: Florida prisons

Ana CeballosFebruary 21, 2018
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A sweeping criminal justice bill that would upend how the state collects data on offenders in an attempt to better determine who is incarcerated and for how long is moving in the Senate. The measure would require the Department of Corrections to use risk-assessment instruments that can identify the appropriate intervention and program for an […]

Guest AuthorDecember 11, 2017
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During the upcoming 2018 Florida Legislative Session, Right on Crime will serve as a resource to lawmakers on the importance of criminal justice reform, breaking down long-held, but unsupported, policy prescriptions. For example, the assumption that to decrease crime, all drug offenders should be subjected to the same mandatory minimum sentences has led to burdensome […]

Associated PressAugust 18, 2017

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Florida’s 148 prison facilities remain on lockdown as guards search cells, seizing a number of weapons and other contraband. The Miami Herald reports all able-bodied administrators and officers, including new cadets and probation and parole officers have been ordered to report to the state’s dangerously understaffed institutions. This comes as officials canceled visitation at the state’s prisons […]

Associated PressAugust 17, 2017
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Prison officials in Florida cited a security threat in canceling visitation at most of its 148 facilities. In a statement released Wednesday, prison officials said the cancellation is in response to “credible intelligence indicating that small groups of inmates at several institutions may attempt to disrupt operations and impact safety and security.” The Orlando Sentinel reports prison […]


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