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And Now This: Appeals court refuses to revisit felons voting decision

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Striking another blow against Gov. Ron DeSantis, a federal appeals court has refused to reconsider…

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ACLU to City of Pensacola: We told you so

Last night, the Pensacola City Council  voted to repeal an ordinance–sponsored by Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Brian Spencer and passed in April–that prohibited…

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Inweekly article on rising jail costs praised

We received a note yesterday from Rory Fleming of the Fair Punishment Project at Harvard Law School  praising our article “Straight Outta Options.” Dear Rick,…

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Podcast: ACLU discusses jail recommendations

Benjamin Stevenson, attorney for ACLU of Florida, discussed his recommendations on how to reduce overcrowding in the Escambia County Jail on “Pensacola Speaks.” “We were…

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What are the ACLU recommendations to reduce detention costs

A. Expand and Improve Pretrial Supervision Practices Pretrial services can take many forms, but generally encompass the bundle of interventions that will ensure that an…

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ACLU recommends 14 ways Escambia County can fix jail overcrowding

Last month, Inweekly wrote about the rising detention costs and overcrowding in the Escambia County Jail (The Black Hole of the County Budget). The American…

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ACLU issues final statement before Pensacola Panhandling Ordinance vote

ACLU of Florida Statement on Pensacola Panhandling Ordinance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 11, 2017 CONTACT: ACLU of Florida Media Office, media@aclufl.org, (786) 363-2737 MIAMI,…

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Floridians want criminal justice reform

For the past few years, Inweekly has advocated for criminal justice reform. A recent poll released by The James Madison Institute and the Charles Koch…

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Marriage Equality Celebration in Pensacola tonight

Tonight at Seville Quarter, the ACLU of Florida and the Pensacola Alliance for Equality are hosting a celebration of the federal court decision striking down…

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