Monthly Archives: March 2012

FBI director: Have to check whether targeted killing rule is outside US only

“FBI director: Have to check whether targeted killing rule is outside US only”  This is a scary concept that is begining to take legs and can quickly become a reality. My sense is that if the president can make such … Continue reading

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A view of Florida Prisons from the California Correctional Officers Association

A view of Florida Prisons from the perspective of the California Correctional Officers Association I am told that the Califocinia Correctional Officers Association has been one of the most influential movers in the growth of prisons in the state of … Continue reading

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Florida prisoner rehab bill going to governor

Will he sign or will he not sign? The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A bill that would let shorten the sentences of some nonviolent felons if they complete rehabilitation programs is going to Gov. Rick Scott. The bill (HB … Continue reading

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Prisons in Florida are about jobs and not protecting the public

No where have I seen a clearer statement of facts that prisons in Florida are not about protecting the public but about protecting jobs. “….Lawmakers from rural towns are raising concerns that mothballed prisons will cripple economies and leave ugly … Continue reading

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DOC closing two faith based re-entry centers

I will let this speak for itself as I doubt there is anything I can add to the story line. “…Struggling with a $79 million budget deficit, DOC decided to save $1 million in the current year’s budget by shutting … Continue reading

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The Florida Innocence Commission wrap-up of the 2012 legislature

This provides a lot more background on the legislative bickering and does a good job identifying the organizations and players on assortive initiatives. The Florida Innocence Commission wrap-up of 2012

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WRAP UP: 2011 Legislative Session for the Florida Sheriff’s Association

This is an interesting perspective on what the Florida Sheriff’s Association considered important legislation and what their initiatives were. The fact they retrain a legislative consultant came as a surprise to me but then I don’t know why. This was … Continue reading

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