Tag Archives: Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

After five years in solitary confinement …

Published on Jan 17, 2017 Heather Chapman’s bipolar son was sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbery at age 19. She says his condition has worsened since then, due in large part to his time in isolation. She’s afraid … Continue reading

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Gary Bennett is in peril because @FL_Corrections disrespects its workers

What’s Ahead Legislatively For Florida’s Prison, Juvenile Justice Systems? By Sascha Cordner “If you’re a correctional officer that makes more than the new base, you don’t get a raise this year—unless you qualify for the Governor’s performance bonus plan. But, … Continue reading

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Sign the petition: no more inhumane, for-profit juvenville corrections facilities in Florida

End Florida’s for-profit abuse of youth | ColorOfChange.org Corrupt for-profit companies have taken over Florida’s criminal justice system — making millions by unjustly incarcerating Black and Brown youth in violently exploitative and inhumane conditions. We can stop them. Tell the … Continue reading

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Self-evident to most: Children aren’t disposable. (part 2)

Prisoners of Profit – The Huffington Post | Florida’s Lax Oversight Enables Systemic Abuse At Private Youth Prisons A few months after DeMuro resigned, in early 1994, state juvenile justice officials convinced U.S. District Judge Maurice Paul to release Florida … Continue reading

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DJJ to privatize five facilities | The Florida Current

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice will privatize its five remaining residential facilities by next year. The agency has been using prevention services to work with offenders at home and sending those considered high-risk to a residential facility. DJJ to … Continue reading

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