Locked Out: Florida sentences are for life

Number 28249
Subject Criminal Justice System
Year 2018
Publication Date April 24, 2018
Summary A group of University of Florida journalists investigated barriers felons face when released from prison in the Sunshine State. For four months, they followed the lives of seven felons, some just minutes after they were released. In a digital-first, Netflix-style episodic investigation, these student journalists explored how the label “felon” follows 1.6 million Floridians long after their sentences end. The student journalists looked into the three major issues Florida felons face: finding a place to live, securing a stable job and earning back their right to vote.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords University of Florida, felons, prison, Florida, sentences, housing, employment, voting rights
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