Tag Archives: prison reform

Who lives, who dies, who tells your story – #OscarGiles

Update 5/1/17: Once again, I noticed “hits” on Oscar Giles on my blog, and checked the Florida Department of Corrections website to see if he is okay. He’s not. Oscar died on February 2nd, a little over a month past … Continue reading

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Crisis Intervention Training saves lives, and big $$ (graphic video)

Published on Oct 1, 2015 The San Antonio police have plainclothes officers who are experts in what is called Crisis Intervention Training. ——————————————– Editorial: Jail and isolation brutalize people with mental illness By the time he turned 18, Chapman said … Continue reading

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@TheJusticeDept: @FL_Corrections turned a 10-year sentence into a short, secret death sentence

Bills pile up, sky high, send that boy home, to die … Crimes of need are prosecuted zealously, crimes of greed are hardly ever prosecuted at all. It is why Rick Scott is committing additional greed-based crimes as Florida’s governor … Continue reading

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WFSU asks a dishonest question of an unreliable source

Are Recent Arrests Of Florida Correctional Officers Proof Of New Prison Reform Policies? Last month, a Lake City Correctional officer was arrested for lying about gassing an inmate in the face. Most recently, three other arrests occurred—which included two Suwannee … Continue reading

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“Compassion fatigue” not a factor of Andre Sheffield’s in-custody Brevard medical negligence death

Staff disciplined after jailed Florida teen’s death | Miami Herald Miami Herald For more than a decade, Florida juvenile justice administrators have been on notice: Children are not supposed to die in state custody for lack of the same medical … Continue reading

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Congress must adopt “Mandela Rules” … enough #DeadInmates, already

PRESS RELEASE “Mandela Rules” passed, standards on the treatment of prisoners enhanced for the 21st century Passage of landmark resolution at the Vienna Crime Commission revises the 1955 standard minimum rules for treatment of prisoners, ensuring they remain the universally … Continue reading

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With one day notice and no explanation, @FL_Corrections closed Suwannee CI to visitors for two days

Media Advisory April 17, 2015 For More Information Contact: Florida Department of Corrections Communications Office (850) 488-0420 Visitation Cancelled at Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex this Weekend Florida Department of Corrections announced today the cancellation of weekend visitation at Suwannee Correctional … Continue reading

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