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Florida Senate pushes to privatize prisons in 18 counties

The Florida Senate Rules Committee has proposed a bill that would require the state’s Department of Corrections to privatize all prisons and other correctional facilities in 18 counties, according to the News Service of Florida. The state legislature passed nearly the same measure last year, but the law was ruled…

Jail superintendent: Compassion needs to be brought into the system

Richard Van Wickler, the Superintendent of the Department of Corrections in Cheshire Country, NH and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, said in an interview that drug addicts should be shown compassion rather than jailed. He said he had seen numerous examples of people who were damaged or completely destroyed…