TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) — Prison reform groups are celebrating a victory after a proposed rule to cut visitation hours in Florida prisons was withdrawn after extensive public outcry.
The Florida Department of Corrections had been trying to cut prison visitation hours since February.
The department was met with outrage from families of those behind bars.
“I have done nothing wrong, but be a mother,” said Jodi Chambers during a public hearing in May. “Let me be a mother to my son and let these people… Look at them! Every one of them wants what I want!”
The Legislature’s Joint Administrative Procedures Committee ordered FDC to start over because the rule process took longer than the 90 days allowed by law.
Lakey Love with the Poor People’s Campaign says it’s major victory for families of inmates.