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Florida Criminal Justice And Efforts To Keep Incarcerated Youths Out Of Adult Prisons


02/23/16 - Tuesday’s Topical Currents considers Florida criminal justice, and public campaigns efforts to keep incarcerated youths out of adult prisons.  With 144 youth offenders housed within adult populations, Florida’s system leads the nation. 


And more.  Former Florida State Prison mental health specialist, George Mallinckrodt He’s written a book about the experience, "Getting Away With Murder: A True Story", and strives to end prison sentences for the severely mentally ill. Tune in Tuesday, at 1pm for Topical Currents.


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