RELEASE: Direct File of Juveniles Costs Florida Department of Corrections Millions

Posted 02/11/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2016 CONTACT: Valerie Wickboldt | (850) 386-3131 vwickboldt@jamesmadison.org   Direct File of Juveniles Costs Florida Department of Corrections Millions ~ Latest report calculates a $12.6 million cost avoidance if direct file statutes are reformed in Florida  ~ TALLAHASSEE – As legislation on direct file of juveniles is heard in a Florida …

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STUDY — No Place for A Child: Direct File of Juveniles Comes at a High Cost; Time to Fix Statutes

Posted 02/11/2016

No Place for A Child: Direct File of Juveniles Comes at a High Cost; Time to Fix Statutes Authors Deborrah Brodsky, Director & Cyrus O’Brien, Researcher The Florida State University Project on Accountable Justice Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy The James Madison Institute Read the full study as a PDF here At the turn of …

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Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents’ Tailor

Posted 02/03/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. Martin Greenfield is a fashion industry icon. During his storied career as a tailor, he has hand crafted suits for Dwight D. Eisenhower, …

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Prohibitionists’ Domain and Smugglers’ Paradise: Florida’s Peculiar Status During Prohibition

Posted 02/03/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. The U.S. Constitution’s 18th Amendment had taken effect at the beginning of the Roaring Twenties. Then hailed as a “noble experiment” but later …

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Would Florida be Better Off as Two States Rather Than One?

Posted 02/03/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. Is it time for Florida to make like an amoeba and split? The South Miami City Commission seems to think so. Last October, …

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Book Review — The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the Right’s Future

Posted 02/02/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. In 1955, William F. Buckley, Jr. launched National Review magazine. It became a place where conservatives and libertarians of all stripes debated their …

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Government Defaults in Greece & Puerto Rico: Are We Next?

Posted 02/02/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. The Greek government has been on the edge of defaulting on its debt since 2010. A Greek default has been prevented only by …

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Florida’s Potential for Trade

Posted 02/02/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. The global marketplace in many ways is a brave new world — with important consequences for Florida. Despite a slowdown, China’s economy continued …

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Florida Nonprofits Offer Alternatives to Incarceration

Posted 01/27/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. Here in the United States – the land of the free – more than 2.2 million people are incarcerated in our …

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2016 Policy Priorities of The James Madison Institute

Posted 01/11/2016

Download a copy of our 2016 Policy Priorities here

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