HELP RESTORE RETURNING CITIZENS

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.

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 drivers 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us as we celebrate ten years of empowering people to improve society. We’ll be educating our communities about FRRC’s priorities and casting our bold vision for a more vibrant democracy.

Upcoming Events 

Join us as we celebrate ten years of empowering people to improve society. We’ll be educating our communities about FRRC’s priorities and casting our bold vision for a more vibrant democracy.

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.

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News, Commentary, & Podcasts

Learn what’s new with FRRC.

News, Commentary, & Podcasts

Learn what’s new with FRRC.

NEWS

August 4, 2022 – Marquis McKenzie, the son of a chef and a corrections officer, was 15 years old on the day Florida prosecutors urged a judge to try him as an adult for armed robbery.

Court watchers urge change in Florida, which is No. 1 in prosecuting youth as adults

By: Sonia Chopra, YOUTH TODAY Contributing Writer

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Blog

August 11, 2022 – I can just hear the music playing. The DJ spinning the classic. Coalition members dancing to the beat and swaying to that oh-so-familiar sound of the horns…

Blog Post on the 10th Anniversary Convening

By: Chasman Barnes, FRRC Staff Member

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OPINION EDITORIAL

June 7, 2022 – Nearly 7 million people in Florida have a record. Every year, almost 1 million Americans are released…

At Miami job fair for those once incarcerated, businesses can give hard workers a second chance

By: Desmond Meade, FRRC Executive Director

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Season 2: Episode 23

Celebrating 10 Years of Progress

With hosts Desmond Meade and Neil Volz

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NEWS, COMMENTARY, & PODCASTS 

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NEWS

August 4, 2022 – Marquis McKenzie, the son of a chef and a corrections officer, was 15 years old on the day Florida prosecutors urged a judge to try him as an adult for armed robbery.

Blog

August 11, 2022 – I can just hear the music playing. The DJ spinning the classic. Coalition members dancing to the beat and swaying to that oh-so-familiar sound of the horns…

OPINION EDITORIAL

June 7, 2022 – Nearly 7 million people in Florida have a record. Every year, almost 1 million Americans are released…

Court watchers urge change in Florida, which is No. 1 in prosecuting youth as adults

By: Sonia Chopra, YOUTH TODAY Contributing Writer

Blog Post on the 10th Anniversary Convening

By: Chasman Barnes, FRRC Staff Member

At Miami job fair for those once incarcerated, businesses can give hard workers a second chance 

By: Desmond Meade, FRRC Executive Director

Season 2: Episode 23

Celebrating 10 Years of Progress

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.

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Help us change history.

CONTRIBUTE NOW

Help us change history.

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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