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Southern Poverty Law Center invests big in effort to hike Florida’s...

The campaign to raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour has received an injection of campaign cash and grassroots support with the news...

Senate Democrat refiles bill to ban solitary confinement for incarcerated youth

Seven states have banned solitary confinement for juveniles in state prison systems, and a North Florida Democrat would like the Sunshine State to become...

Civil rights groups sue FL for using solitary confinement for juveniles

Citing scientific, medical, and mental health evidence comparing solitary confinement to torture, three civil justice groups have filed a federal class action lawsuit against...

Republicans were trying to thwart voters on the FL felon voting...

When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation enacting the law to implement the voter-approved felon voting rights ballot initiative, he criticized the law for...

Groups sue to stop Florida’s new hardline anti-immigration law

Two weeks after a law banning so-called sanctuary cities in Florida went into effect, the city of South Miami and a host of advocacy...

Another lawsuit over Amendment 4: Felons talk about the thousands they...

Another lawsuit has been filed in the controversial Amendment 4 drama, four days after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation that will restrict the number...

Florida public school officials are still allowed to paddle little kids...

State Sen. Annette Taddeo stood before colleagues this spring looking for support to ban corporal punishment at school – a form of discipline, usually...

A “superhighway of hate:” Extremism is flourishing in Florida

From hate speech to hate groups to hate crimes, Florida faces a broad atmosphere of hatred that has been escalating for years, though residents...

Saying solitary confinement is cruel, groups file suit against state

Laurette Philipsen served more than eight years at a Florida prison for grand theft. Undoubtedly the worst part of her time at Marion County’s...

Republican-led Senate advances sweeping criminal justice reform package

The Republican-led Florida Senate advanced sweeping reforms to Florida’s criminal justice system Tuesday, as former inmates and their families pled for the state to...

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