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Former inmate describes prisoner abuse inside Lowell in Florida

"One of the things that I did not like about the sexual abuse that is known to happen inside of prisons is that when you have individuals inside that space and then they're completely cut...

Some Florida prisoners are on strike to protest conditions

A number of prisoners in Florida have gone on strike; the work stoppage began yesterday, on MLK Day, in what they’re calling a “nonviolent protest of conditions” known as Operation PUSH. Panagioti Tsolkas is an organizer with...
Jeremy M. Thomas

Florida man serving life sentence, but someone else has confessed

A man is in Tampa’s Orient Road Jail serving a life sentence for a crime that someone else has confessed to; Jeremy Thomas insists he had no role in a robbery at a Hollywood Video...
Leonard Peltier

Former US attorney calls for clemency for Leonard Peltier

One of Florida’s most famous prisoners is hoping President Barack Obama will grant him clemency before leaving office; Native American activist Leonard Peltier was convicted of killing two FBI agents during a 1975 shootout, but...
Leonard Peltier

Peltier supporter: Obama clemency would be “his last opportunity at freedom”

One of the most famous prisoners in the United States is housed just north of Tampa at United States Penitentiary, Coleman.; some people even go so far as to call American Indian activist Leonard Peltier...

Florida This Week; what the Fed’s interest rate hike means for us.

by Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity we hear the latest on Florida news and politics from Florida This Week, the current affairs talk show moderated by WMNF’s Rob Lorei that is broadcasted on PBS station WEDU...
Bailey Riley Tampa Books to Prisoners

New Tampa group sends Books to Prisoners

A prisoners’ rights group is calling attention to mass incarceration at the same time as trying to help people behind bars by sending them books. Tampa Books to Prisoners is part of a larger network....

ACLU of Florida on redistricting and “prison Gerrymandering”

During the recent special session to re-draw Congressional districts, the Florida Legislature did not end up agreeing on maps; but during the discussion there was renewed focus on how prisoners affect the population of districts...

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

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.

Pulitzer-winning Sonia Nazario speaks at Eckerd College about ongoing child refugee crisis

Sonia Nazario, the Pulitzer-winning journalist and author of the book, Enrique’s Journey, spoke at Eckerd College last night about the ongoing child refugee crisis

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