[Update 3/10/15: I have located what seems to be a directly related Brave New Films video on YouTube, and am adding it here. It assists in being able to follow the money.]
Pick any common Hispanic last name and run it through the Florida Department of Corrections database, and you’ll find the same thing. My best guess at explaining this monumental deceit is twofold: 1) it allows the immediate transfer upon release to a deportation detention center, with the dots between the two very difficult to connect; 2) it allows the skewing of statistics, making it appear that the New Jim Crow of nearly impossible felon rights restoration has as great an impact upon whites as it does persons of color, which couldn’t possibly be less true.
Rick Scott destroyed Charlie Crist’s semi-automated felon rights restoration program, which had not only saved administrative costs, but reduced recidivism, ceasing to feed the Prison Industrial Complex in the manner it demands to be fed – with low and middle class taxpayers blood and tears. It is now nearly impossible for Florida felons to get their voting rights restored, even for non-violent, first-time offenders, which of course muffles the voice of low and middle class taxpayers with no “connections,” as they are by far more likely to serve time in Florida than the likes of George Zimmerman and John Goodman.
If anyone has any alternate explanations as to why the Florida Department of Corrections is classifying Hispanics as white, please let me know via message on Facebook. I am also seeking information on how the FL DoC justifies not entering Oregon’s (and perhaps other states) “Ghost” inmates into their database, and if any organizations are fighting new FL DoC Secretary Julie Jone’s gag order on corrections investigators. Thank you.