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Katzndogs

Delray Beach, FL

#1 Jan 24, 2011
When will Rick Scott investigate the DOC prison system? The population is overwhelming to the point where the inmates are being served less food on their plates.....and not receiving their "paid for" dry goods orders from October 2010!! Yes, Governor Scott, you have a lot to do, but please set aside the time, or delegate someone to check into these horrendous conditions. Also a decision should be made as to how the "pill poppers" can be separated from the "hard timers" as far as time served and treatment. I voted for you, Governor Scott, please do not let us down!
Respectfully,
Katzndogs
starlight48

Pinellas Park, FL

#2 Jan 30, 2011
Yes, the overcrowded system is overwhelming to say the least, but we have to start somewhere. OK, so what about Edward Buss? Cant he come in here and take a look, and start to make some decisions? Who stays, who goes? Like tomorrow?? Because we need some of these dudes coming up out of here, going into rehab. This is NO place for them with the drug problems. They would be coming up out of here with more problems than they came in for, going back out on the street, not for long before they come back in again! Lets get some of the 25 35 year timers out, too. The ones who fell through the cracks somewhere. Not lifers, just the ones taking up mmuch needed space, costing the state money to keep. No murder charges or pedifile's, just almost served for various stuff, that was lesson learned already, geez! Get them out! Let their families love them, and take care of them. Let the ones who have jobs ready for them go!#073277 Robert W. Nielson been in 31 yrs.Leon County clerk of court... getting old, and tired, but hasn't lost gusto, or hope!!.. Let him go! He's in court on a Mandamus.. Been in court for over 1 year now. Costing state lots of money here! Let him go.. He has family that love him, and a job waiting and a truck, let him go! He will tell youth about his life to spare them, and save State thousands.. let him go! He is actually being held illegally, due to a Re sentencing back in 1991. Judge gave him ALL TIME SERVED on that day. The state never filed the court order till 2007! He SHOULD BE OUT!! Life is TOO short to waste, and every day counts for something good, that these men could be doing to change others lives for the good. And, have learned from, and can make a difference in someone else s life. let them go! Thank you, Gov. Scott. Edward Buss.. Thank you for looking into this for me. Looking into these issues for all of us!!
May God continue to bless you, and give you a successful few years in office, in hope that your 7-7-7 plan will accomplish all that God intends for you, to help the State of Florida, in this mess of a SO called Florida department of corrections!! It is bad! Bad! Bad! Just get the non-violent offenders out, and druggies, and the ones who have 10 to 15 left to go, for something they have already well over paid there time for, but no one was harmed in the process.. Screen them, make them commit, and sign a statement that if another offense is committed that it will be LONGER time for them! Get them out of there!! Start today!!
Respectfully, and truly yours,
starlight48
BJS st lucie county

Roy, WA

#3 Feb 7, 2011
floridas corrections is appaulling half the people do not belong there they need help like an alcholic not prison you want to do good turn one of the facilities into a rehab create jobs these people need help not prison. Also the time should fit the crime florida is an extremely ignorant state all the old folk want these young people put away for ever how they forget what they all did when they were young I know, I am one of the old folk if I was young now I would be in prison so would all my friends and my husband. Drop gain time to 65% being the time does not fit the crime!
Let them Go

Greensburg, KY

#4 Feb 11, 2011
Iam a wife to one of the inmates in the Florida Corretional system, and I honestly think that the FLorida system is so messed up. A drug dealer gets more time than a person who beats his wife half to death. Something is wrong with that picture if you ask me. I think that programs should be set up for the non-violent inmates to LET THE GO and to get educated and if educated then they can leave the street life and find a job!! The Floria system is the most crazy system that I have ever seen.My huband has ben gone for 3 years now for a non-violent crime yes he did do wrong but to get 7 years for it was crazy I know of plenty of people that had much much more than he did and got less time something is wrong with that picture if you ask me..So I say LET THEM GO and let them learn from they mistakes and get educated and find a job you have got to give them a chance!!!!
Mom of an innocent man

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#5 Feb 11, 2011
I am a loving mother of a young man in a Florida prison.My son is in for such a rediculous offense which he wasn't even proven guilty(10 yrs and 5 probation after).The BEST years of his life are GONE!!Im trying to say Florida is really crazy when it comes to the "law".A person can get 6 mos for a horrible crime and my son gets 10 yrs for his FIRST offence!Something is DEFINATELY wrong here.I hope the system changes before everybody goes to prison and the only people out are the judges and DAs "just for being the good guys".My son can't even get toilet paper when he needs it!This is INHUMANE..This state judicial system sucks If you ask me...Rick Scott Please let these guys go if they have served their time.My son has done his 85% and is STILL there.What the heck is wrong here??Please help us here since we all have our hands tied and miss our children,parents,and spouses soo much!We NEED You Rick Scott NOW...
Concerned Mother

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#6 Feb 11, 2011
I am a mother of an inmate here in Florida that is truly concerned about the system and how these guys are being treated.I cannot see how a person or persons can treat a human being like these guys get treated.Its so bad they make them feel like animals with no chance to even say anything and dont even want us parents to say anything due to the fact that it will "only be worse on them"if we do.God didn't make us to live like animals when we do something so small like my son and many other first time felons( I hate to even say that word).Please change the system somehow to lower the minimum to 65% and not this 85% crap.We need help here..Come on Gov.Scott.You got my vote now help us.We are counting on you!!Good luck in office..
Parent Accountability

Brandon, FL

#7 Feb 12, 2011
I visit several correctional facilities around the state and things are not like many would like them to be. Stop pushing the blame on the state and the correctinal system. I beleive the best way to cut the corrections department budget is to bring the parents of the youth into the court and hold the parents accountable for their childs actions, fine and/or jail the parent for lack of supervision and for doing a piss poor job of raising there children. If I owe a car, get drunk, hit someone with that car I am responsible. You have a child, your raised him/her wrong, he/she screws up the parents are who should be held accountable until legal age of the child. The state is rasising your children in corrections because YOU AS A PARENT FAILED to raise your own child. Get a life and get real, what about the kid who over dosed on the drugs you let your kid sell on the streets. Gov Scott take a pencil and start doing the numbers you would save using this new techque. Less kids in jail or prison, more staying in school, and parents giving up the cash. Now as far as the inmate the food could be much better and there could be a greater level of mercy. Gov I have faith you will do the best you can as I also voted for you! Good luck and God Bless! If you really support our new Gov then keep your kids and family out of jail and prison.

P.S. To the dear lady who's husband has served his 85%; the reason he is not out is because has not earned his gain time. 85% is earned, tell him to quit screwing up and trying to be the victim.

P.S.S. As for the mother who is concerned about conditons; Florida inmate live better than 80% of the people in the world who have not earned prison sentences.
To Parent Accountability

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#8 Feb 12, 2011
This is for the person "parent accountability".Just who do you think you are opening you mouth by telling us parents we have raised our children WRONG?Well I take it you have NEVER raised a child in this crazy world have you???Or should I say God must not want you to so thats why you disrespect us parents here.You need to mind your own business and look in the mirror and notice YOU ARE NOT PERFECT EITHER.Im positive you may have been in prison yourself to know so much about it.Just keep it to yourself because remember "KARMA BABY".It will bite you in the a*s if your not careful.Take that and put it where you wipe.OR DO YOU?????
To Parent Accountability

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#9 Feb 12, 2011
Parent Accountability wrote:
I visit several correctional facilities around the state and things are not like many would like them to be. Stop pushing the blame on the state and the correctinal system. I beleive the best way to cut the corrections department budget is to bring the parents of the youth into the court and hold the parents accountable for their childs actions, fine and/or jail the parent for lack of supervision and for doing a piss poor job of raising there children. If I owe a car, get drunk, hit someone with that car I am responsible. You have a child, your raised him/her wrong, he/she screws up the parents are who should be held accountable until legal age of the child. The state is rasising your children in corrections because YOU AS A PARENT FAILED to raise your own child. Get a life and get real, what about the kid who over dosed on the drugs you let your kid sell on the streets. Gov Scott take a pencil and start doing the numbers you would save using this new techque. Less kids in jail or prison, more staying in school, and parents giving up the cash. Now as far as the inmate the food could be much better and there could be a greater level of mercy. Gov I have faith you will do the best you can as I also voted for you! Good luck and God Bless! If you really support our new Gov then keep your kids and family out of jail and prison.
P.S. To the dear lady who's husband has served his 85%; the reason he is not out is because has not earned his gain time. 85% is earned, tell him to quit screwing up and trying to be the victim.
P.S.S. As for the mother who is concerned about conditons; Florida inmate live better than 80% of the people in the world who have not earned prison sentences.
Get a life! we all know where your going someday and you wont be wearing wings....
Martin County resident

Palm City, FL

#10 Feb 13, 2011
I have recently been affected by someone i know that has been set up by a confidential informant working with the local police to lessen their sentence by getting someone else in trouble to reduce their sentence. I am totally disgusted by this practice. Since when has it been alright to go after someone else to get yourself out of trouble. If you get caught doing something wrong then deal with it!!!!!!! Getting someone else into trouble because you did is just plain wrong and being a rat or a snitch may help you short term but long term it will not. Drug use is a problem in this country and it is a sign of the times. People are doing things they never would have done before. I am against drugs use but I at least recognize the problems in society that has forced many into using and selling drugs. Its a huge problem. Its not just the users to blame. Its societies problem with no jobs and no way to even pay for the basic necessities and no real help. The problem is not the individual drug addict. It is the society we live in that is failing to recognize the tremendous losses that people are dealing with. Not everyone has the knowledge or strength to overcome the pressures of using drugs. We are arresting the people, our people, good people and throwing them in jail and sending them to prison and throwing away the key for years. This is so wrong on so many levels. We need to rehabilitate and educate and help the people that are turning to drugs as an answer and way to deal with our economic problems. The system does not work. The system in place is broken and causing more harm to the families of the addict and the recidivism rate is ridiculous. We must look into the jail and prison systems as well as the current laws that the courts are using to throw away our citizens. We must look at this realistically and realize that this is a bad business plan and a bad way to treat the real problem. Portugal de-criminalized drug use and offered treatment. Drug use may be wrong but so is the system that is dealing with it. Lets invest in treatment for the drug users and incarceration for the dangerous criminals. Lets start building treatment centers in this state not more prisons. You can't lock up everyone and expect this to stop the problem. People will and do use drugs for a number of reasons. I think we can all understand why people are choosing this path. Its called survival and its called addiction and its called not wanting to deal with the realities of our economic system. Its called numbing the pain. Its called HELP!!!!!!!!!! Its a cry for help. Please hear our CRY!!!!!!!!!!
Peedootie

Deltona, FL

#11 Feb 14, 2011
My loved one is at RMC. This place is so bad inmates will not go for needed medical treatment. I too voted for Rick Scott in hopes he would do something about the inhuman treatment. If you speak out on an inmates's behalf about being beaten, kicked or pushed out of a wheelchair, it is the inmate who pays the price. This is a medical facility, for God's sake, and the majority of the inmates have life-threatening illnesses. What an injustice to not be able to get under their blankets during chills or pain! I can recognize what the others here are talking about, I visit and have seen it. As for violent offenders being paroled, you need to realize many committed their crimes while addicted to drugs at a very early age. If they have been clean and sober with no disciplinary reports for 15 to 20 years, then they have rehabilitated themselves. You can't fake it for that long just to get out. Please Gov. Scott, at least investigate our complaints, they are legitimate.
Intervention before DOC

Valrico, FL

#12 Feb 21, 2011
I feel there should be more done with the youth today to aid in the prevention of idol minds. Rather than spend so much time and money during incarciration on rehab, education, etc, why not spend more time and money creating programs within the school and communities so the youth feel like they have a sense of self-worth and have the motivation and resources to make positive choices. This is especially needed in counties with higher poverty levels. We can point the finger all day at the parents, but at the end of the day, it's everyone's responsibility to give a helping hand. Afterall, it takes a village to raise a child. Whether you are a parent with family support, are well-off, low income, single (working) parents or have little or no family support trouble can still be found by our children. It's unfortunate I know, but let's face it...very true. I've seen inmates that come from wealthy, poor, single, two-parent, broken, orpans, homes and some how poor choices still plague our youth. Pull together and motivate, encourage, support, love and teach as much as we can. Give them the tools for success. Involve them in activities that have other youth who are in it for the good and we may just be surprised at the possible outcome.
Florida born

Cocoa, FL

#13 Mar 11, 2011
I always trusted the justice system to "take care" of people who did wrong things. Always believed that anyone in jail deserved it. Now after going through the mess of the system and haveing a beautiful talented grandson being charged with something he had NO PART IN and being so unfamilar with the system he believed the sainted state attorney when she told him he would ge 30 years so he should take 4 and thank her. All he did was drive a guy to a pizza place and wait for him. He was STUPID and while he has already served 2 years for his crime the "other guy" is still sitting in county jail waiting for a jury trial. The same jail he got out of 3 months before he broke the law again. Oh, and poot thing has no $'s so guess who's supporting him. While I pay through the nose to make sure my grandson has a bar of soap to wash with and clothes that are not thread bare. I know now that Florida is a SCREWED UP STATE. And I wouldn't trust a lawyer or DA or anyone with legal experience ever again
Arthur buonamia

Seattle, WA

#14 Mar 11, 2011
Welcome to Florida, Rick Scotts' American gulag
Florida born

Cocoa, FL

#15 Mar 12, 2011
Hey Govenor Scott: A new way to save! Release ALL
NON VIOLENT OFFENDERS WITH A CLEAN AND REMARKABLE RECORD WHILE INCARCERATED, WITH 2 OR LESS YEARS TO SERVE. How much would you save? Probably enough to pay another administrator salary, or maybe an RN?
Wake up

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Mar 12, 2011
Florida born wrote:
I always trusted the justice system to "take care" of people who did wrong things. Always believed that anyone in jail deserved it. Now after going through the mess of the system and haveing a beautiful talented grandson being charged with something he had NO PART IN and being so unfamilar with the system he believed the sainted state attorney when she told him he would ge 30 years so he should take 4 and thank her. All he did was drive a guy to a pizza place and wait for him. He was STUPID and while he has already served 2 years for his crime the "other guy" is still sitting in county jail waiting for a jury trial. The same jail he got out of 3 months before he broke the law again. Oh, and poot thing has no $'s so guess who's supporting him. While I pay through the nose to make sure my grandson has a bar of soap to wash with and clothes that are not thread bare. I know now that Florida is a SCREWED UP STATE. And I wouldn't trust a lawyer or DA or anyone with legal experience ever again
Your grandson is not telling you the truth. Stop blaming others for your grandso's actions. Allow your grandson to be responsible for his actions everyday by not over protecting him. Wake up grandmother.
Florida born

Cocoa, FL

#17 Mar 15, 2011
Wake up wrote:
<quoted text>
Your grandson is not telling you the truth. Stop blaming others for your grandso's actions. Allow your grandson to be responsible for his actions everyday by not over protecting him. Wake up grandmother.
I didn't have to trust him - it was on the arrest report and misc. other paperwork. He also tested negative for drugs. He doesn't use.
To parent accountability

Oxford, FL

#18 Mar 20, 2011
Just because your kids get into trouble doesn't mean your a bad parent.. there is a lot of peer pressure out there that we don't have control of!!! All parents of kids who get in trouble did not show them to do what they have done!!!
To Parent Accountability wrote:
This is for the person "parent accountability".Just who do you think you are opening you mouth by telling us parents we have raised our children WRONG?Well I take it you have NEVER raised a child in this crazy world have you???Or should I say God must not want you to so thats why you disrespect us parents here.You need to mind your own business and look in the mirror and notice YOU ARE NOT PERFECT EITHER.Im positive you may have been in prison yourself to know so much about it.Just keep it to yourself because remember "KARMA BABY".It will bite you in the a*s if your not careful.Take that and put it where you wipe.OR DO YOU?????
To parent accountability

Oxford, FL

#19 Mar 20, 2011
My son was raised in a great environment with much love and with great family values. He was in college and working. He was with the wrong person and broke in a car and the judge didn't take all this into consideration. He scored out to 16 months and the judge gave him 2 yrs in prison followed with 2 yrs of community control.. I die everytime I go see him and the horror stories I hear that go on in the prisons. The correction officers make them feel like they are garbage.. they get abused verbally and physically!! They can't talk because it will be worst in there.. noone knows what goes on in there until they experience it. Also they should put cameras everywhere in the prisons so the inmates can be protected.. unless you are a parent in this situation you can't talk!!!
RealTalk

Grand Island, FL

#20 Mar 21, 2011
Parent Accountability wrote:
I visit several correctional facilities around the state and things are not like many would like them to be. Stop pushing the blame on the state and the correctinal system. I beleive the best way to cut the corrections department budget is to bring the parents of the youth into the court and hold the parents accountable for their childs actions, fine and/or jail the parent for lack of supervision and for doing a piss poor job of raising there children. If I owe a car, get drunk, hit someone with that car I am responsible. You have a child, your raised him/her wrong, he/she screws up the parents are who should be held accountable until legal age of the child. The state is rasising your children in corrections because YOU AS A PARENT FAILED to raise your own child. Get a life and get real, what about the kid who over dosed on the drugs you let your kid sell on the streets. Gov Scott take a pencil and start doing the numbers you would save using this new techque. Less kids in jail or prison, more staying in school, and parents giving up the cash. Now as far as the inmate the food could be much better and there could be a greater level of mercy. Gov I have faith you will do the best you can as I also voted for you! Good luck and God Bless! If you really support our new Gov then keep your kids and family out of jail and prison.
P.S. To the dear lady who's husband has served his 85%; the reason he is not out is because has not earned his gain time. 85% is earned, tell him to quit screwing up and trying to be the victim.
P.S.S. As for the mother who is concerned about conditons; Florida inmate live better than 80% of the people in the world who have not earned prison sentences.
U Have No Clue What Ur Talkin About At All....Parents Work && U Cant Control What Ur Kids Do All The Time...Our Prisons && Jails R Over Crowded Cause Ppl Go 2 Jail Over Nothing These Days && They Get Way 2 Much Time 4 Petty Shit...I Think That Gov.Rick Scott Should Make It In2 65% It Would Save Alot Of Money && Alot Of Ppl Heart Ache....My Boyfriend Is In Prison Because He Was In The Wrong Place At The Wrond Time...Im Not Saying He Has Always Done Things The Right Way But He Dont Deserve The Time He Gots.....My Friends && Even Some Of My Family Have Been Sent Away 4 Along Time && Its Not Due 2 The Law Cause If U Got Money The Law Bends!!!Money Talks && Thats The Problem If We All Had Money Like OJ Or Kobe Then We Wouldnt Have 2 Worry About Our Loved Ones Getting Stabbed In Prison && Thats The Truth!!!

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