Tell the Florida Legislature to vote no on privatizing our publicly operated prisons. Public safety is not for sale.

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Cheryl Dyals
9 years ago
Let the qualified officers that we have now continue to do their jobs. We will all sleep better at night knowing that we are safe!!!!

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lancre neisler
9 years ago
For the fact that the state is takeing jobs and money from my brothers and sister who work for a living and people who make the choices have no vaule but how much more money they can put in their pocks. Why take jobs to make new ones. We know its al about the money so to help the state save money why don't tallee take a 25% pay cut then look at other place before you touch education and corrections .

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Kim French
9 years ago
I lived in Florida for almost 6 yrs and still have friends who live there and have known quite a few corrections officers who work in the prison system in FL they should not do this....This is a public safety issue and they state needs to look at it that way...The people who work at prisons go through extensive training to work in prisons and deal with the people who are in the prisons..We don't want murders and rapists and other violent criminals taking advantage of people who are not trained to deal with them and escaping and harming innocent people..The Florida Legislature does not need to pass this!!! Keep the public safe!!!

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bill waldron
9 years ago
Privatizing the Prisons will not save money and will ultimately cost more in the long run, it would also do away with oversight by the citizens and government. Private security and prison guards are not constitutionally sworn officers and therefore are not held to the same standard or accountability as are the current state corrections officers. Prisons are about punishment and rehabilitation, it's not something you can make a profit from as the jails and prisons are funded with taxpayer money. You can't allow a private entity to take over a prison and further proffit off taxes and taxpayer money. This is unconstitutional.

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Janet Tomes
9 years ago
Prison privatization has already proven to be an abject failure in at least one Florida county (Hernando). Do not think voters are unaware of the huge piles of money that have been contributed to FL lawmakers by these private prison companies! They might have money, but we still have our votes to give, and we WILL use them to REMOVE you from office.

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Gail Tyree
9 years ago
Private prisons puts profits over people, and greed over needs

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Sue Roemer
9 years ago
The 2 people who are my neighbors both work at the prison and they seriously need their jobs to take care of their 12 year old Grandson who is living with them and Trina's Mom who also lives with them. They are a true American family just working & trying to care for their own so that the government doesn't have to go into debt even more by trying to take care of people who have lost their jobs & are struggling to survive. Please reconsider what is at stake here if the prison system was to privatize !!

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Maxine Pruett
9 years ago
You do not privatize institutions that keep the public safe.

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Miriam Weinberger
9 years ago
There is already one prison in my neighborhood and a second one about to go up. These are both within a couple of miles of multiple schools, and within just a few blocks of residential communities. This has already raised obvious safety concerns for residents, and privatizing the prisons would only increase the risks.

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Thomas Kennedy
9 years ago
To keep the corrections the way it is currently being run.