The Florida First Step Act is being heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, April 18. Call now and urge the committee to amend the gain time amendment to include all people. 

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Hi, my name is _________ and I’m calling to ask State Senator _______ to support amending the Florida First Step Act. I'm pleased that an amendment was passed allowing incarcerated people to earn more gain time to reduce their sentences to 65 percent, however this only applies to people with non-violent offenses. Limiting the eligibility for gain time only to non-violent offenses does not make sense from a public safety, fiscal, or faith perspective, if we want to encourage rehabilitation, and the definition of violent offenses is far too broad. Please amend the gain time provision even further allow all incercareated people the opportunity to earn time off of their sentence for getting their GED, completing job training, and completing entrepreneurial class. By making these changes to the Florida First Step Act, I believe that the bill gets even closer to meaningful criminal justice reform. Thank you.

Senate Appropriations Committee 

  • State Senator Rob Bradley - (850) 487-5005
  • State Senator Wilton Simpson - (850) 487-5010
  • State Senator Aaron  Bean - (850) 487-5004
  • State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto - (850) 487-5027
  • State Senator Lauren Book - (850) 487-5032
  • State Senator Jeff Brandes - (850) 487-5024
  • State Senator Oscar Braynon II - (850) 487-5035
  • State Senator Anitere Flores - (850) 487-5039
  • State Senator George Gainer - (850) 487-5002
  • State Senator Audrey Gibson - (850) 487-5006
  • State Senator Travis  Hutson - (850) 487-5007
  • State Senator Tom Lee - (850) 487-5020
  • State Senator Debbie Mayfield - (850) 487-5017
  • State Senator Bill Montford - (850) 487-5003
  • State Senator Kathleen Passidomo - (850) 487-5028
  • State Senator Bobby Powell - (850) 487-5030
  • State Senator Darryl Rouson - (850) 487-5019
  • State Senator David Simmons - (850) 487-5009
  • State Senator Kelli Stargel - (850) 487-5022
  • State Senator Linda Stewart - (850) 487-5013
  • State Senator Perry E. Thurston, Jr.  - (850) 487-5033

 

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