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Feds Might Investigate Florida’s Prisons

After a year of controversies, officials at the U.S. Department of Justice are considering launching an investigations into the deaths of Florida inmates and whether the state is violating the constitutional rights of prisoners.
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Congress Moves to Fix Voting Rights Act, Leaving Out Florida

Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, Congress is working to reinstate a similar provision that would require certain to acquire federal “preclearance” for new voting laws. Unlike the provision enacted in 1965, though, Florida is no longer one of the state’s that would need oversight.
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Report: Sexual Victimization in Florida Juvenile Centers

Ashley Lopez: A new survey released last month by the U.S. Department of Justice found that nearly five percent of young people in Florida juvenile facilities in 2012 reported sexual victimization by members of the staff.