END MASS INCARCERATION,BRING BACK PAROLE TO FLORIDA & REDUCE TIME SERVED FROM 85% TO 65%

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END MASS INCARCERATION,BRING BACK PAROLE TO FLORIDA & REDUCE TIME SERVED FROM 85% TO 65%

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Tammy Donnally Mejias started this petition to Governor Richard Scott and

This petition is so important, our prison system is broken, it doesn't work. It is time for a change. We are one of many states with no parole, a state with 85% time served. We have more inmates than any other state, We need to help some of these inmates who shouldn't even be in prison, many should have been in rehabilitation instead. They get no counseling in prison, no training, We need to help make them productive citizens, so they can take care of themselves and then the state won't have to pay for their keep. It's time to make a change. !!! Florida may be just the fourth most populous state in the U.S., but it contains more of nation's 100 most dangerous cities -- a total of 11 -- than any other state,and that inmates must do 85% of their time before release. Florida prisons are so overcrowded that some inmates do not even have pillows!! They sleep on iron cots, with a thin mat, with springs poking into their backs!! They have no fans or air conditioning in the horrendous heat of a Florida summer and 1 thin blanket to keep them warm in the cold of the winter. Food portions have been cut in 1/2, and there is no job training available to most prisoners. Florida prisons are so overcrowded because they don't let anyone out, other states have parole and other states let inmates out after completing 65% of their sentence. Florida has a 0 tolerance rule and 10/20/LIFE, the judges do not look at each case on it's own merit, they just hand out sentences according to points!! It's not working!!!! Other states have made changes to their prison systems, Florida is the only hold out!!! It's time for Florida to catch up with every other state in the United States, time to admit that what they have been doing simply doesn't work and is so unfair to so many. Every case is different and should be looked at on it's own merits. A Parole Board would be able to look over many cases where an inmate never should have been sent to prison in the first place. Right now, once you're in a Florida prison, it is next to impossible to get out!! Florida currently has more inmates per capita than ANY other state!!! Our prison system is BROKEN, let's do something about it!!!!! BRING BACK PAROLE and REDUCE TIME SERVED TO 65%!!!!

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