Tag: prison reform

Janelle Irwin TaylorJanuary 14, 2019

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The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) released its 2018 analysis last week of Florida sentencing laws and the effects on prison population. The report, commissioned internally by the Florida Legislature in its 2018 General Appropriations Act, makes several recommendations for reducing the state’s criminal justice costs by reducing prison population. The […]

Ryan NicolNovember 27, 2018
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Florida House Deputy Democratic Leader Shevrin Jones has filed a new bill (HB 49) which seeks to provide hygiene products to women inmates, as well as protect those women from abuse while incarcerated. Jones spoke with Florida Politics about the bill, saying he was first inspired to tackle the issue after fellow state Rep. David Richardson‘s tour […]

Scott PowersMarch 14, 2018
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Democratic congressional candidate David Richardson has released his first digital video ad, introducing himself in Florida’s 27th Congressional District race and discussing abortion, prison reform, and his status as Florida’s first openly gay lawmaker. “I decided to talk about these issues publicly. I’m not afraid to talk about this stuff out loud. And I’m not […]


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