Florida Justice Institute, together with other civil rights groups, have objected to a proposed FDOC legal mail rule that would make it more difficult for attorneys to communicate with incarcerated people. The proposed rule would impose extra burdens on lawyer, requiring them to visit a website and obtain a special code for every piece of […]
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The Florida Justice Institute (FJI) has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) for the family of a man with schizophrenia who committed suicide with a chainsaw while incarcerated at South Florida Reception Center, an FDC prison in Doral. Tristin Murphy had an initial evaluation during which he was actively psychotic and […]
Dear Friends, I’m writing with some exciting changes that are coming to Florida Justice Institute (FJI). After four a half years of serving as FJI’s Executive Director, it’s time for me to step into a new role. We will be creating a new position of Legal Director that I will assume, and FJI will begin […]