Prisoners are unpopular. We are all aware of this fact- politicians most of all. Therefore it was probably a smart campaigning decision for Florida Gov. Rick Scott to take a hard-line stance on prisons. In fact, he has recently even instituted a policy that forces prisoners to wait five-to-seven years for their civil rights — …Read More
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MOBILE, Alabama — When you’ve been locked up for more than 2 decades, even the most mundane tasks can be daunting.
Like getting a driver’s license.
Before a federal jury in Mobile convicted her in 1990 of participating in a crack cocaine conspiracy, Stephanie Nodd said, she had never driven a car. Her first experience behind the …Read More
BUSHNELL, Fla. — James R. White, a Marine Corps veteran in a blue uniform, saluted crisply as the honor guard marched around the courtyard, stopped and marched again.
But there were no weapons in sight here. No polished shoes. No gleaming caps. The 85 men standing at attention wore prison garb. When the ceremony was over, …Read More
Florida’s youth-corrections system is so poorly administered that children are assaulted by officers, denied necessary medical care and punished harshly for minor infractions, a federal report released Friday concludes.
Conditions are so severe, the U.S. Department of Justice said, that they violate the Constitution.
The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division released a scathing 28-page report Friday on …Read More