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What message does Smart Justice Summit send by featuring Angola State prison warden Burl Cain?

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Florida’s Department of Corrections has had a difficult past few years, with allegations of widespread abuse, neglect, torture and death of inmates under Its watch. Brandishing a list of suspected violations both criminal and civil rights, a coalition of 14 human rights groups is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the DOC. Claims include excessive use of force, misuse of solitary confinement, suicide, starvation, sexual assault, torture by scalding and more. Among this shower of criticism is…

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Today on Context Florida: Prayer & terror, embracing Trump, Smart Justice and the Hour of Code

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Today on Context Florida: Bob Sparks discusses the importance of thoughts and prayers in the wake of the terror attacks Nov. 13 in Paris and Dec. 2 in San Bernardino. It is a sorry state of affairs, he says, when a terrorist attack causes liberals to forget who did the killing. Wayne LaPierre and those praying for the dead are not responsible for it. That belongs to Farook and Malik, and those who support them. As Donald Trump’s vote share has…

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Charlotte’s Web fix clears committee stop

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The Senate Regulated Industries took about 90 minutes to do what the Department of Health, growers and investors haven’t been able to do since last August — agree on a regulatory structure allowing the planting of Florida’s first legal marijuana crop. “This is about fulfilling a promise,” said state Sen. Rob Bradley about his glitch bill for a Charlotte’s Web law passed last year but blocked from implementation by lawsuits. “There are simply too many inherent flaws in the system…

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