George Broxson Continuation on Misguided Policies part #2.

Updated: Jul 3, 2019

pg.#2) on dynamic factors either, like what an inmate(person) has accomplished and achieved in twenty years or more of incarceration. The system in use today was implemented thirty (30) years ago when "TOUGH-ON-CRIME" was the permanent incapacitation of prisoners, it is ineffective and that is why less than one percent (1%) of Florida's parole eligible inmates are released to supervision each year. To make it perfectly clear on what the objective is, consider this, there is little more than 5,000 incarcerated parole eligible inmates remaining in Florida today, most have been in prison for two and three decades already,156 of them had parole interviews or hearings in June 2012 alone, however only one(1) was released to supervision. The nature of the offence and victim input are not to be discounted, nor is the release of all parole eligible inmates being advocated ,but if a parolee, after serving twenty-five years or more in prison demonstrates he is a changed man, has proven himself, repented and shows why he/she is a very low risk to re-offend, then a new scoring system based on these dynamic factors is needed to be in place to afford them the opportunity for parole release, as it now stands even the best of the parole eligible inmates are being denied an opportunity at parole release and other perpetual incarceration costs the people of the state of Florida millions of tax dollars each year because of this current policy." This is a quote from the General Counsel of the Florida parole commission/COMMISSION ON OFFENDER REVIEW, Mrs. Sarah Rumph (2012).Unfortunately in today's time (eight years later 2019),there's less than 3,500 parolees alive who are under this ancient and long forgotten commission, shamefully with each year that goes by the numbers dwindle and diminish, due to a life of abuse, medical neglect, experimental drugs and experimental foods. On the other hand, there's still a few of us that fight to maintain our health and strive to live a long time. One such reason for this longer life span is this --------------------HEALTHCARE----------------------------- As we prisoners(people) age epically the one's fifty(50) and older, we are more prone to need more intense medical assistance and therefore who's shoulders does this medical cost fall on? YOU, the Florida taxpayer! at this point you may be asking yourself just what does elderly prisoners have to do with my tax dollars? here's just one example, recently a fort Lauderdale newspaper printed an article (May 31,2018) the topic was how cuts to drug treatment programs as well as substance abuse and reentry programs that serve the Florida Department Of Corrections have been and are being closed down! The former secretary of the Florida Dept. Of corrections (Julie Jones) had to make some drastic cuts and to do so reallocate unavailable funds, the reason was she needed twenty eight(28) million dollars to help fund the renewal of the agency's prison "healthcare" contract with CENTURION LLC, keep in mind that this train wreck is again due to the failed "lock-um-up-and-throw-away-the-key" laws of the nineties where most of all of these inmates(people) are now fifty(50) years old or older. Here’s some more statistics (please keep in mind that some of my old---like me :-). The following was public information found@ In June 2011, 48.5% of the inmates who had multiple admissions to the hospitals were elderly. Elderly inmates accounted for 38.4% of all episodes of care and 44.9% of all hospital stays, although they (elderly)only represented 17.1% of the total prison population. What constitutes being an elderly prisoner? According to Florida statute 944.02 elderly inmates are defined as prisoners age fifty (50) or older. In 2006 there was 11,178 elderly prisoners, in 2011there was 17,492, this is an increase of 1% per year, therefore with that current average today's elderly prisoner count would be around 24,000 plus. need more? Consider this, On April 25th,2018 there was an article in the USA today titled GROWING OLD BEHIND BARS it had some interesting statistics, one quoted the national institute of corrections as saying the estimated cost of "healthcare" is double for prisoners age 50 and older, while other studies have concluded the cost is between three to nine times as much and it increases with each year of age. In Florida alone, there are institutions that house only inmates(people) who are fifty (50) years old and older, UNION CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION is listed as such in the north Florida area. Two prisons in south Florida house inmates who are sixty (60) years old and older! Again what law makers failed to take into consideration during the 90's and still today, is that the long term effects of skyrocketing healthcare is just one of the issues now plaguing the Florida department of corrections unfortunately the vast amount of politicians who were instrumental in approving this current mayhem Florida is in have passed on or moved on up the political food chain, therefore accountability is now out of the question, however there is a positive solution to this disaster Florida taxpayers are in. I have argued with myself for a long time about offering a solution to this crisis, although when it comes right down to it I am a Florida native, as well as a native American, even though I forfeited my civil rights, I still feel I have a civil duty to the citizens of the state of Florida to at least try to help them. I will offer a solution at the end of this article that will make some scoff while it could make some cry, it just might remove the blinders from someone’s eyes. I want to reiterate that even some antidotes have a degree of side effects in it, so before I submit this antidote, allow me to finish giving you the bad news. I was recently at GULF CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONAL where hurricane Michael came ashore (as a category 5). see cont. pg.#3 )

George Broxson

Mayo C.I.

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