Blog Posts in October, 2017

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  • Cops thought it was meth, he said it was doughnut glaze
    Cops thought it was meth, he said it was doughnut glaze

    The importance of proper evidence testing — and the importance of challenging such tests — led to a Central Florida man being awarded $37,500 after it was determined that "a rock-like substance on the ...

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  • State senator calls for reform of Florida's juvenile justice system
    State senator calls for reform of Florida's juvenile justice system

    Chronic low wages in Florida's juvenile justice detention centers led to a bizarre system in which detainees were "rewarded" with sweets and other considerations for abuse against other detainees at ...

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  • Six-part series details abuse in Florida's juvenile justice detention facilities
    Six-part series details abuse in Florida's juvenile justice detention facilities

    At least 12 questionable deaths since 2000 have occurred in Florida's juvenile detention facilities — including the two run by the state and numerous "residential programs," which are privately run ...

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  • Can't pay? You won't stay - appeals court weighs bail reform case
    Can't pay? You won't stay - appeals court weighs bail reform case

    The inability to pay bail doesn't meant someone can be locked up in perpetuity, an appeals judge has said. In the preliminary injunction — which led to the release of some 4,000 people from pretrial ...

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