Begin at Systemic Roots to Reform Law Enforcement

By Dr. Robert McClure June 16, 2020 Our history over the past 240-plus years has been marked by inflection points — crossroads at which we collectively take a sharp turn in a different direction. The Emancipation Proclamation. Pearl Harbor. As a more recent example, around mid-2001 then-Secretary of Defense Donald [...]

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Joint Statement on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Unanimous Passage of Criminal Justice Reform Package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2020 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850) 386-3131 Joint Statement on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Unanimous Passage of Criminal Justice Reform TALLAHASSEE- As the conservative coalition for practical criminal justice reform, we applaud Senator Rob Bradley and the Senate Appropriations Committee for unanimously approving a [...]

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JMI Study: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Not Working in Florida

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS February 19, 2019 With Florida facing an opioid crisis, one of the leading think tanks in Florida is calling for reforming mandatory minimum sentences. The James Madison Institute (JMI), a group based out of Tallahassee that supports free market solutions, unveiled a study on Tuesday which finds that mandatory [...]

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Study: Mandatory minimums cost Florida $100 million as deaths, arrests rise

FLORIDA POLITICS February 20, 2019 By: Jacob Ogles Low-level drug incarcerations required by mandatory minimum sentencing costs Florida more than $100 million annually. That’s according to a study from the James Madison Institute suggesting the tough stance failed in its chief objectives. Report authors Greg Newburn and Sal Nuzzo say lawmakers in the name of fiscal [...]

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New JMI Report Analyzes Florida’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850) 386-3131 New JMI Report Analyzes Florida’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws TALLAHASSEE- Florida spends more than $100 million annually incarcerating low-level drug offenders serving mandatory minimums. A new study authored by Greg Newburn, State Policy Director of FAMM and Sal [...]

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Greg Newburn

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, hosts Sal Nuzzo and Dr. Bob McClure interview Greg Newburn. Greg is the Director of State Policy with the Foundation Against Mandatory Minimums. Greg discusses the need for mandatory minimum reform in Florida through a safety valve to allow for more [...]

By |2020-06-08T13:41:54-04:00February 18th, 2019|Podcast|Comments Off on Greg Newburn

JMI Releases Driver’s License Suspension Reform Paper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2018 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850)386-3131 JMI Releases Driver’s License Suspension Reform Paper TALLAHASSEE- Today, The James Madison Institute and Reason Foundation released a joint study that analyzes the economic effects of punitive license suspension in Florida. The study finds that a majority of [...]

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Changing the Course: Driver’s License Suspension in Florida

Read the full PDF of "Changing the Course: Driver's License Suspension in Florida" here. Overview Punitive License Suspension and Its Effects Is suspending a person’s driver’s license an effective punitive measure? This is a vital question for Florida, which issued around 1.7 million license suspensions last year. That accounts for [...]

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JMI Speaks on Juvenile Justice Reform

The Rick Outzen Podcast JMI Speaks on Juvenile Justice Reform 2/19/2016 Sal Nuzzo, vice president of policy for The James Madison Institute, discusses JMI's policy brief No Place for A Child: Direct File of Juveniles Comes at a High Cost; Time to Fix Statues in partnership with co-authors Director Deborrah [...]

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12/01/99 – Capital Punishment: Time is Money

Though it seems likely a special session of the Florida Legislature will be held to decide which method of capital punishment ought to be used in our state, we do not need a special session if that is its only purpose. More legislative debate on this topic would be a [...]

By |2020-06-09T10:43:57-04:00December 1st, 1999|Issue Commentary, Publications|Comments Off on 12/01/99 – Capital Punishment: Time is Money
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