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FAMM, Florida Cares send criminal justice questionnaire to all Florida legislative candidates
TALLAHASSEE – FAMM and Florida Cares are teaming up to ask candidates running for the Florida Legislature a series of questions aimed at discerning where the candidates stand on 12 proposed criminal justice reforms covering a range of sentencing and prison issues.
“Florida’s sentencing and prison policies impact more than 90,000 families – and all of them vote,” said Greg Newburn, FAMM state policy director for Florida. “These voters deserve to know where candidates stand on the sentencing and prison reforms that are already being debated at the state capitol. Candidates should expect to arrive in Tallahassee and remember that criminal justice reform matters to thousands of families and incarcerated people in their districts.”
Denise Rock, executive director of Florida Cares echoed similar sentiment.
“We want to ensure every candidate knows how important criminal justice reform is for so many voters in Florida,” Rock said. “It can be hard to know where candidates stand on these issues, and we’re hopeful this will provide some clarity.”
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 in six states 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.