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Florida Taxpayers Could Be Required to Fund Transition-Related Medical Treatments to Civilly Committed Sex Offenders

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When a person has been convicted of a crime and sentenced to prison for a period of time, for the duration of the sentence the convict is only able to exercise a limited number of rights. Our criminal system provides that when a person commits a crime, the state determines that the person may… Read More »

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Florida’s Aging Prison Population: Increased Medical Costs on the State Lead to Options, Programs for Elderly Inmates

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

According to study published in September 2014, called Florida’s Aging Prisoner Problem, it was estimated that Florida’s elderly prison population (“elderly” defined as over the age of 50), increases every year by more than 1,000 prisoners. Since 2000, the elderly prisoner population has jumped from around 5,600 prisoners to roughly 21,000 prisoners in the… Read More »

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Solitary Confinement: The Damaging Psychological and Physical Effects on Juveniles in Adult Prisons

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In state prisons, the understanding of the legal rights of inmates is extremely limited. The concept of prisons is that the inmates and prisoners who are held within their walls committed a crime against society, and as such, the consequences assigned to them is the loss of their liberty and other rights as a… Read More »

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The Right of the Use of Deadly Force Against Prison Escapees

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison in New York and who were recently found by authorities has shed light on the issue of deadly force that can be used by an officer. One of the two escapees was shot dead while being pursued on foot by officers, while the other… Read More »

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The Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Reform is on its way for the criminal justice system. Judges, prosecutors, and police officials are pushing toward greater change in federal sentencing and overhauling and cutting mandatory minimums for drug offenses. The fear is that drug offense punishments, more so than any other crime, are not only extremely harsh on the offenders, but… Read More »

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Inmate Access to Internet: Is it a Constitutional Right?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Technology has had a significant impact over our society, for better and for worse. Access to the Internet has been used for good and bad purposes, and such an incredible tool can make a significant difference to a person’s life. Technology is slowly but surely coming to the prison system, as more or more… Read More »

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Florida Department of Corrections Agrees to Settle with the Disability Rights of Florida in Inmate Mistreatment Lawsuit

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Disability Rights of Florida had a major win recently when the Florida Department of Corrections settled the lawsuit filed by the disability rights group opposing treatment of mentally ill inmates incarcerated in the Florida prison system. The Disability Rights of Florida filed actions against the Florida Department of Corrections after a series of incidences… Read More »

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Proposed Florida Senate Bill Attempts to Reform One of the Deadliest Prison Systems in the Country

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Investigations into Florida’s prison system have turned up considerable evidence pointing to prison misconduct and excessive force by Florida state prison officers. It has been reported that there have been almost 320 inmate deaths in 2014, one of the deadliest years for the Florida prison system; Florida boasts the third largest prison system nationwide… Read More »

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Rights While Incarcerated

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The purpose of criminal proceedings is to ensure that each defendant has a fair opportunity to be heard before having his/her fundamental right of liberty to be revoked. Upon conviction and sentencing, however, the offender no longer has the same right to liberty, as that right was revoked as form of retribution for illegal… Read More »

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