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Democratic anti-recidivism proposal a breakout success

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The purpose of prison, beyond punishment and public protection, is to rehabilitate offenders so they become productive members of society.

That involves education. But Florida prisoners incarcerated for a year or more lose their residency status and can’t receive in-state tuition.

Lawmakers this Session overwhelmingly approved legislation (SB 62) by Democratic Sen. Rosalind Osgood and Rep. Tae Edmonds to change that. It will allow Floridians released within 12 months to use otherwise expired documents to prove their residency.

“This legislation is more than just a policy change,” Edmonds said. “It’s a message to our community that we believe in second chances.”

– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics

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