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We are committed to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions.

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HELP RESTORE RETURNING CITIZENS

Committed to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions.

FRRC Bail Fund

Help Floridians Jailed for Voting 

This is a vital moment for our movement here in Florida!

FRRC passed Amendment 4 in 2018 so that people with past convictions could vote. Now the State of Florida is arresting returning citizens for voting even though the State of Florida has failed to invest in election infrastructure to maintain the voter rolls. Many returning citizens cannot afford bail, which stops them from working, caring for their families, and contributing to their community. You can help by donating here:

FRRC Legal Defense Fund

Help Floridians Criminally Charged for Voting 

We need your help to protect democracy!

At this very moment, many returning citizens cannot afford the proper defense, forcing them to accept unjust plea bargains and lengthy prison sentences simply for wanting to participate in democracy. You can help returning citizens with their legal defense by donating here:

OUR POLICY PLATFORM

FRRC’s platform is informed by the lived experiences of returning citizens from all walks of life, political persuasions, and regions of the state. Nearly 7,000 returning citizens filled out FRRC surveys, outlining the priorities and values of Florida’s returning citizen community. 

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Opportunity

Remove barriers to employment, housing, education, and driver licensing

Reentry

Enact Reentry Policies That Promote Community Reintegration, Safer Neighborhoods, and Personal Dignity

Decarceration

Produce Decarceration and Sentencing Reform

Accountability

Enact Prosecutorial, Policing, and Court Accountability

Supervision

Implement Prison, Jail, and Supervision Reforms

Democracy

Ensure Full Access to Democracy

Bail & Legal
Defense Funds

Help Floridians

Jailed for Voting

FRRC passed Amendment 4 in 2018 so people with past convictions could vote. Now the State of Florida is arresting returning citizens (formerly convicted persons) for voting. Many returning citizens cannot afford bail or legal defense, forcing them to accept unjust plea bargains and lengthy prison sentences simply for wanting to participate in democracy. You can help by donating here:

Bail & Legal Defense Fund

Help Floridians Jailed for Voting

FRRC passed Amendment 4 in 2018 so people with past convictions could vote. Now the State of Florida is arresting returning citizens (formerly convicted persons) for voting. Many returning citizens cannot afford bail or legal defense, forcing them to accept unjust plea bargains and lengthy prison sentences simply for wanting to participate in democracy. You can help by donating here:

Our Policy Platform

FRRC’s platform is a blueprint for the policies that we will work to enact moving forward.

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Our Policy Platform

FRRC’s platform is a blueprint for the policies that we will work to enact moving forward.

Press the arrows to scroll and press the center square button to learn more.

News, Commentary, & Podcasts

Learn what’s new with FRRC.

News, Commentary, & Podcasts

Learn what’s new with FRRC.

NEWS

September 18, 2022 – Angel Sanchez spent 12 years behind bars for his crimes as a member of a Miami street gang. He spent the next 11 years making up for lost time studying law…

Redemption Story: One Man’s Legal Journey from Behind Prison Bars to Being Admitted to the Bar

By: David C. Adams, UNIVISION News Reporter

Learn More →

Blog

September 16, 2022 – “Connecting with others gives us a sense of inclusion, connection, interaction, safety, and community.”

FRRC 10th Anniversary Convening Recap

By: Chasman Barnes, FRRC Policy Department

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT

August 19, 2022 – In recent weeks, numerous returning citizens in the state have been charged or arrested after being registered to vote by their local supervisor of elections.

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) Issues Statement on Voter Fraud Arrests Announcement by Governor DeSantis

By: FRRC Communications

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New Special Episode

Celebrating 10 Years of Progress & Reflecting on the 2022 Convening

With hosts Desmond Meade and Neil Volz

Listen →

NEWS, COMMENTARY, & PODCASTS 

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NEWS

September 18, 2022 – Angel Sanchez spent 12 years behind bars for his crimes as a member of a Miami street gang. He spent the next 11 years making up for lost time studying law…

Blog

September 16, 2022 – “Connecting with others gives us a sense of inclusion, connection, interaction, safety, and community.”

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

August 19, 2022 – In recent weeks, numerous returning citizens in the state have been charged or arrested after being registered to vote by their local supervisor of elections.

Redemption Story: One Man’s Legal Journey from Behind Prison Bars to Being Admitted to the Bar

By: David C. Adams, UNIVISION News Reporter

FRRC 10th Anniversary Convening Recap

By: Chasman Barnes, FRRC Policy Department

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) Issues Statement on Voter Fraud Arrests Announcement by Governor DeSantis

By: FRRC Communications

New Special Episode

Celebrating 10 Years of Progress & Reflecting on the 2022 Convening

With hosts Desmond Meade and Neil Volz

Body Count

The Political 

Geography of

Mass Incarceration

Learn how prison gerrymandering diverts voting power & reentry resources away from communities where returning citizens & their directly impacted loved ones live.

Body Count

The Political Geography of Mass Incarceration 

Learn how prison gerrymandering diverts voting power & reentry resources away from communities where returning citizens & their directly impacted loved ones live.

NEED HELP WITH FINES AND FEES

If you have a past conviction in Florida and want to register to vote, but still owe fines and fees as part of your sentence, FRRC is working to remove those financial barriers all across the state.

Need help with fines and fees?

If you have a past conviction in Florida and want to register to vote, but still owe fines and fees as part of your sentence, FRRC is working to remove those financial barriers all across the state.

BODY COUNT

The Political Geography of Mass Incarceration

Learn how prison gerrymandering diverts voting power & reentry resources away from communities where returning citizens & their directly impacted loved ones live.

FRRC IN ACTION

Check out the latest from FRRC by watching our videos!

WE MADE HISTORY!

The FRRC passed Amendment 4, which restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Returning Citizens (people with past convictions). Right now, if you are impacted like us, and have completed all terms of your sentence, we encourage you to register to vote and regain your voice.

VOTE FOR OUR FREEDOM!

For the 1 in 4 Americans with a criminal record, navigating the process to register to vote can be challenging. Click the link now to access trusted information on how to register.

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Increase In Number of Women Incarcerated Since 1980

Returning Citizens in the US That Cannot Vote

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Adult Population in FL with a Felony Conviction

Floridians are Disenfranchised