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Orange is the New Black author, Piper Kerman, wants prison reform listen

03/06/15 Samuel Johnson
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday
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Tags: Rick Scott, Florida, prisons, recidivism, Piper Kerman, Eckerd, Eckerd College, Orange is the New Black

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Orange is the New Black author, Piper Kerman, is asking Floridians to put Governor Scott’s close ties to the prison industry under the microscope. Her book is the basis for a popular Netflix series about her unsettling experiences in prison. Kerman spoke Thursday night at Eckerd College as part a series celebrating Women’s History Month. Before the event ...

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A look at the candidates for Pinellas Sheriff listen

11/01/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Next Tuesday Pinellas County will be choosing a sheriff. The race is between Democrat Scott Swope, incumbent Republican Bob Gualtieri and write in candidate Greg Pound. Candidates agree on efficiency measures. They differ only on which ones to implement.

During a town hall meeting last month in Saint Petersburg candidate Scott Swope said sheriff Bob Gualtieri has the wrong priority. He called it “mismanagement”. To insure public safety Swope would instal...

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