Important Links

Our petition which calls for retroactive repeal of the PRR: Petition · State Of Florida Repeal The Mandatory Minimum Prison Releasee Reoffender Law! ·

Chapter 97-239, Committee Substitute for HB 1371 (PRR Act Law):

1999 Amendment to the PRR, House Bill 121, a.k.a. Three-Strike Violent Felony Offender Act:

2001 Amendment to the PRR, Senate Bill 676: C:DATAACROBATBILLSTEXT_S0676__ (

2002 Amendment to the PRR, House Bill 1399: _h1399__.html (

2019 Amendment to the PRR, House Bill 7125, a.k.a. the Florida First Step Act; starts on page 80: _h7125er.docx (

Link to Florida DOC Public Records Request Center:

The High Cost of Incarceration in Florida: Recommendations for Reform, Lauren Galik, Reason Foundation, April 2015:

Lower Costs and Less Crime, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Reform Options for Florida, Florida Tax Watch, May 2016 (downloadable PDF at this link):–Less-Crime

Locked Up, Then Locked Out; Florida Tax Watch, July 2016 (downloadable PDF at this link):

Discretion on the Bench; Florida Tax Watch Report on A Safety Valve for Mandatory Minimums, September 2016 (downloadable PDF link available):

A Path Forward, Challenges and Opportunities for Florida Sentencing and Corrections Policy, Leah Sakala and Ryan King, Urban Institute, November 2016 (downloadable PDF available):

Corrections in Context, Florida Tax Watch, January 2017:

ACLU Blueprint for Smart Justice–Florida, 2018:

Crime and Justice Institute, Data-Driven Solutions to Improve Florida’s Criminal Justice System, February 2018:

Beyond Crime and Punishment: A Movement to Stop Florida’s Endless Prison Cycle and Heal Communities, CD Davidson-Hiers, Florida Phoenix, December 2018:

OPPAGA Diverting Low-Risk Offenders From Florida’s Prisons, January 2019 (downloadable report):

Study: Mandatory Minimums Cost Florida $100 Million as Deaths, Arrests Rise, Florida Politics, Jacob Ogles, February 2019:

Smart Reforms to Prison Time Served Requirements in Florida, Leah Sakala, Urban Institute, March 2019:

An Analysis of Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code, Crime and Justice Institute, Prepared for the Florida Legislature, June 2019:

OPPAGA Florida Correctional Facilities Report, October 2019:

Parole and Early Release, November 2019 (report on Florida):

Florida DOC 2019 Report on the Criminal Punishment Code:

Five Things About Deterrence, National Institute of Justice, May 2016:

The Practical Case for Parole for Violent Offenders, Marc Morje Howard, The New York Times, August 2017:

What Exactly Do We Want From Prisons, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 2018:

The Myth That Crimes Rises as Prisons Shrink, Charis Kubrin and Bradley Bartos, September 2018:

Uncommon Empathy, Keith Wattley of Uncommon Law Interview, Obama Foundation Fellow, October 2018:

The Next Step: Ending Excessive Punishment for Violent Crimes, The Sentencing Project, 2019:

The Case for Capping All Prison Sentences at 20 Years, German Lopez, Vox, February 2019:

Explaining the Past and Projecting Future Crime Rates, James Austin, Todd Clear and Richard Rosenfeld, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, September 2020:

No End In Sight: America’s Enduring Reliance on Life Imprisonment, The Sentencing Project, 2021:

Resources from the Florida Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform: Resources (

Florida Department of Corrections Public Records Center: Support Home Page (

FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums: Homepage | FAMM

The Marshall Project: The Marshall Project

The Sentencing Project: The Sentencing Project

OPPAGA (The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability): Provides data to the Florida Legislature;

Florida Policy Institute’s Criminal Justice Reports: Florida Policy Institute

Do Longer Prison Sentences Make Us Safer/Deter Crime?

Federal Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) page for Florida which provides links to victims’ services around the State: Florida | State Support | Office for Victims of Crime (

Alliance for Safety and Justice: Crime Survivors Speak, A National Survey on Victims’ Views on Safety and Justice:

Crime Survivors Speak: Florida Victim’s Views on Safety and Justice, Alliance for Safety and Justice Brief, February 2018:

Florida Department of Correction’s Re-Entry Resource Directory where you can search for services by category, county, city, circuit and/or zip code: Resource Directory (

Recommended Reading:

Building the Prison State (

My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption by Ian Manuel, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® (

Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics by Marie Gottschalk, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (

The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America / Edition 1 by Marie Gottschalk | 9780521682916 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (

The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences by Marc Mauer, Ashley Nellis, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® (

Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration-and How to Achieve Real Reform by John Pfaff, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® (

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (

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