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In Florida, where the Ex-Felon Association is located, there are nearly 1.5 million ex-felons. That means there are nearly 1.5 million people in the Sunshine State who can’t vote, can’t sit on juries, aren’t eligible for government support to go to college and, as we know, have a heck of a time trying to get jobs. Indeed, Florida is one of only four states that do not automatically restore voting rights after felons have served their sentences.

We want to help the criminal justice system change that. And change is happening. On this page, we will regularly update you on those changes that are occurring in the ex-felon industry –and it is an industry.

What to learn more about it? Keep coming back here. We’ll post websites with good information, topical news articles and scholarly pieces—like the one, below done by our team leaders. 

Just click on the title. Read the piece. And learn about change. It’s coming!

 

‘Redeemng the Time for the Ex-Felon,’ by Carl Bryant and Andrew Bittar of the Ex-Felon Association. A statistical look at the U.S. ex-felon industry. Post date, 2018-18. (PDF: EXPLAINER)

 

‘Florida House of Representatives Ex-Felon Bill Draft, 2015.’ Ex-Felon Association Founder Carl Bryant worked with state Rep. WHO to prepare the bill for consideration by the Florida Legislature. Post date 2-18-18.  What happened? (PDF: EXF BILL DRAFT)

 

The Sentencing Project is a national nonprofit that works to for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices and advocating for alternatives to incarceration. To visit its website, click here. (LINK: https://www.sentencingproject.org/)

 

 ‘Recycling BioWaste to stop recidivism while reclaiming lives.’ This piece explains the foundation of one of our companies, BioWaste Tech. Post date 2-18-8. Or should this be only on Biowaste Tech page? (PDF: EXF BIOWASTE LANGUAGE)

 

The Senate’s top education leaders will consider reinstating Pell grants for incarcerated students, a move that would restore a federal lifeline to the country’s prison education system. From the New York Times, Post date, 2-15-18 (LINK:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/us/politics/pell-grants-prisoners.html)

 

Felon voting rights restoration just cleared its petition signature requirement. From Creative Loafing of Tampa Bay. Post date, 1-23-18. (LINK: https://www.cltampa.com/news-views/florida-news/article/20989807/felon-voting-rights-restoration-florida-amendment-4)

 

Florida’s ban on ex-felons voting is unconstitutional and biased, federal judge rules. From the Washington Post. Post date, 2-2-18. (LINK: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/02/02/floridas-ban-on-ex-felons-voting-is-unconstitutional-and-biased-federal-judge-rules/?utm_term=.c3b14cec4fdc)

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