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Tampa State Attorney’s Proposed ‘Rocket Docket’ Would Help Ex-offenders Get Voting Rights Back

Voting rights restoration Florida

Last November, Florida voters passed an amendment to the state constitution that automatically restores the right to vote to people convicted of felonies (except murderers and sex offenders) who have completed all terms of their sentence, including parole or probation.  But when the state legislature met this spring, it passed a bill, Senate Bill 7066, specifying that the ex-offenders pay back...

Smart justice demands bail bond reforms in Jacksonville


Jacksonville FL, November 14, 2018 – The bail reform movement is gaining momentum around the country, with many states and individual jurisdictions turning to non-monetary forms of release in an effort to reduce jail populations and costs. In addition, there is a growing recognition that the money bail system has a disparate impact on minorities and the poor but does little, if anything, to serve...

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