Tag Archives: ACLU of Florida

.@FLGovScott: Convince your Cabinet/ClemencyBoard to reinstate @CharlieCrist’s #FelonRightsRestorationProcess, retroactively

When Charlie Crist was Florida’s Governor, I cheered his better decisions – like semi-automatic felon rights restoration – even though some of his darker decisions often left me sobbing and others left open wounds. After reading his notes about rights … Continue reading

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@FL_Corrections: Abandon hope, all ye who enter here. Even children.

  A few of us who receive Harold Hempstead’s sworn affidavits about Florida prison conditions have a great deal of difficulty dealing with their content. This particular affidavit has shaken me since I received it in November … our public … Continue reading

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Caged Crusader advises feds, ACLU of systemic #LoveFL inmate endangerment

The Miami Herald dubbed inmate Harold Hempstead the Caged Crusader for his efforts to have those responsible for Darren Rainey’s June 23, 2012 scalding death at Dade Correctional Institution brought to justice by the US Department of Justice. That his … Continue reading

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@FLGovScott and @onetoughnerd love redaction, not rights

Inmate locked in scalding shower died ‘by accident’, medical examiner says Howard Simon, executive director of the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), said it “defies belief” that Rainey, who was serving a two-year sentence for cocaine … Continue reading

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FDoC or FDC: @FL_Corrections is dangerous by any acronym

Why Solitary Confinement in America Needs to Finally Stop September 30, 2015 By Lauren Lee White In early 2015, [Heather] Chapman was allowed to resume weekly visits to her son, and she says he has shown huge improvements since their … Continue reading

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@ACLUFL and other NGO’s honor, throw down with #CagedCrusader Harold Hempstead

 

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ACLU of FL speaks out on 4th Miami-Dade death by Taser

ACLU of Florida Statement on Teen’s Death Caused by Miami Beach Police Electroshock Weapon Shooting March 7, 2014 ACLU demands change in police department policies and full investigations as a result of medical examiner’s announcement and other Miami-Dade deaths following … Continue reading

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