Bradenton - Criminal Justice Reform Forum

October 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
@ 8:30 pm

Criminal justice reforms are urgently needed in Florida. Dozens of other states have shown that common-sense bipartisan reforms can safely reduce the incarcerated populations, yet Florida has failed to pass similar reforms, where nearly 100,000 people are locked up in prison and over 50,000 in jail.

With an important election in November and the 2019 legislative session starting in March – there are many things that we can do to help ensure that more equity and fairness is brought to Florida’s criminal justice system. Come hear from community leaders, policy experts, directly-impacted citizens, and law enforcement officials for comprehensive discussion about the state of Florida’s criminal justice system, how it can be reformed, and what you can do to help.

Speakers:

  • Rev. Golden – CCJR Ambassador and AME Church Social Justice Chair
  • Shalini Agarwal – SPLC Managing Attorney
  • David Parrish – Managed the Hillsborough Jail for 20+ years. CCJR Ambassador
  • Neil Volz – FRRC Political Director
  • Ron Baker – Incarcerated for 22 years and now runs a paralegal programa and has assisted hundreds of prisoners get out of prison, get new trials and reduce their sentences.

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