June 30, 2020

Not now, not ever, to Florida prisons’ proposed ‘Administrative Management Unit’ [Daytona Beach News Journal]

Florida’s Department of Corrections has proposed a rule that would establish an Administrative Management Unit, or AMU, which is a highly-structured type of prison housing for those whose behaviors are considered threatening to the security of the prison. While DOC has claimed that the impetus is to promote public safety and security, they failed to highlight how this proposed rule would significantly reduce one of DOC’s primary functions: rehabilitation. With all the issues the department has been facing as of late — budgetary, health care, lack of educational programs, and serious understaffing — this rule is not a viable solution, and DOC should halt the process altogether.

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