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Criminal Justice Reform

Implement Criminal Justice Reforms

The state of Florida’s corrections system has much need for improvement; our state has almost 100,000 inmates and the highest voter disenfranchisement rate in the nation. As Governor, Philip will conduct an extensive, top-down and bottom-up review and investigation of the Department of Corrections. It’s time to audit the private prison scheme to identify fraud that is costing taxpayers money, review the vetting of visitors, so it treats families with respect and dignity, and review and decriminalize minor offenses, so we don’t clog our prison system with non-violent offenders who pose no real threat to the public safety.

Restoration of Rights

Philip firmly believes that we are a nation and a state of second chances. Great leaders do not work to keep their people down; they create environments where everyone has the opportunity to rise. In a state with the highest disenfranchisement rate in the country, where 1 in 5 black adults are deprived of the right to vote, Philip supports Amendment 4. He will do what is right and restore the voices of those who have made mistakes and served their time.

Philip supports Amendment 4.