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FAMM, Florida Cares release results of criminal justice candidate questionnaire
Questions were sent to all Florida legislative candidates, though not all responded
TALLAHASSEE – FAMM and Florida Cares have released the initial results of their candidate questionnaire, allowing Florida’s voters to see where candidates for the state Legislature stand on 12 proposed criminal justice reforms covering a range of sentencing and prison issues. The site is searchable by legislative district, and available at FLJusticeVoter.org.
“Between returning citizens and the families of incarcerated people, hundreds of thousands of Floridians are directly affected by criminal justice policies,” said Greg Newburn, FAMM state policy director for Florida. “They all want to know which candidates will support common sense sentencing and prison reforms in Tallahassee. For the first time, these justice voters will have exactly what they need to make an educated decision at the ballot box.”
Denise Rock, executive director of Florida Cares shared similar sentiment.
“Criminal justice reform is an issue that touches so many people in our state,” Rock said. “We’re hoping these responses will help people make up their minds on the way to the voting booth for primaries in August, and the general election in November.”
For nearly three decades, FAMM has united the voices of affected families, the formerly incarcerated, and a range of stakeholders and advocates to fight for a more fair and effective justice system. FAMM’s focus on ending a one-size-fits-all punishment structure has led to reforms to sentencing and prison policies at the state and federal level and is paving the way to programs that support rehabilitation for the 94% of all prisoners who will return to our neighborhoods one day.
FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safeguard taxpayer dollars and keep our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM is helping transform America’s criminal justice system by uniting the voices of impacted families and individuals and elevating the issues all across the country.