Category Archives: Rural Poverty Program

When parents get involved, students succeed

Maxwell is a very clear columnist who generally has his ducks in order. This is an editiorial that speaks for itself. When parents get involved, students succeed

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Bodies to be exhumed from notorious Florida reform school for boys

  This reform school was closed down by the Feds not much more than a year or two ago because of human rights violations. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated it and gave it a clean bill of health … Continue reading

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Jailed without conviction: Behind bars for lack of money

‘…About 10 million people are jailed each year for crimes large and small. Most – two-thirds of the 750,000 in jail on any given day – stay long periods without conviction at great cost to the public and to themselves … Continue reading

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For Lesser Crimes, Rethinking Life Behind Bars

Not sure if it is insanity or stupidity but for sure it makes for lots of employment opportunities for the criminal justice complex.  ‘…“Even though you have been involved in drugs and drug dealing,” Judge Vinson told Ms. George, “your … Continue reading

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USF researchers find 19 more graves at Dozier School for Boys

I guess it was about a year ago that I did an entry on the Dozier School for Boys and what I consider a culture of violence in the state of Florida. It is a culture of violence that has … Continue reading

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Privatizing Florida prison health care to cost 2,000 state workers their jobs

 This is an issue that is finding resolution in the courts and there is no way to tell out it is going to play out. However, one way or another it will most likely be settled in the next 30 … Continue reading

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Protecting foster children

Florida has traditionally been and is still at the bottom of the list of states taking care of kids at risk. In theory the state sets a 24 hour rapid response time for claims of abuse or neglect but over … Continue reading

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