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Jacksonville man wrongfully imprisoned for 43 years is due compensation, lawmakers say

Compensation for Clifford Williams, imprisoned for 43 years for a murder he didn't commit, is moving forward in the Florida Legislature.Florida senators who oversee...

The fate of seriously ill prisoners: shackled to a hospital bed and rarely let...

Felicia Harvey wanted to help her big brother who was very sick.Brian Harvey was dying from colon cancer. His younger sister, who goes by...
One Year Anniversary Parkland tragedy

Two years ago today, “lives changed forever”

Two years ago on Feb. 14, 17 students and staff were slain by a gunman at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward...

U.S. House votes to remove ERA obstacle; FL lawmakers split

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted on Thursday to remove one barrier to adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but plenty...

Bill to repeal the death penalty in Florida will not get a hearing

Lawmakers and advocates gathered in the Florida Capitol Tuesday to express their disappointment that a bill that would have eliminated the death penalty for...

Another setback for the LGBTQ community: Anti-discrimination bills stall in the FL Legislature

Forty percent of Florida lawmakers in the House and Senate are sponsoring legislation to make it illegal for an employer to fire a worker...

Women won right to vote in 1920 but still fighting in 2020 to get...

As the nation commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment – granting women the right to vote –conservative leaders of the Florida Legislature...

Amid uncertainty over felon voting rights, elections supervisor says: ‘Come get registered’

The first vote-by-mail ballots in Florida’s March 17 presidential preference primary are on their way to registered voters amid continued uncertainty about the rights...

Moms condemn lengthy prison terms as Senate weighs sentencing reforms

Mothers of young men behind bars implored Florida lawmakers this week to reform decades-old sentencing guidelines that they say are unjust, excessive, and devastating...

Assault weapons: Will FL lawmakers ban “the most lethal weapons in our society?”

Prohibiting military-style assault weapons in Florida appears to be out of the picture this year, with advocates unable to get enough signatures to place...

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