The Prison Activist Handbook is a booklet published by the Florida Prison Action Network. The booklet's subtitle is "How to advocate for your loved one In the Florida prison system. How to make sure your voice is heard by your legislators. How to go about making positive changes in the prison and criminal justice systems." It gives an outline of the legislature, how a bill becomes law, lobbying, etc. It gives a detailed outline of the Florida Department of Corrections, its organizational structure, how to complain of misconduct, addresses and phone numbers of prison officials and more.
The booklet also has a chapter on networking and activism to change the criminal justice system. It also includes the Florida DOC's rules on visiting. The booklet is a must for prisoners, activists and concerned citizens in Florida. The booklet also serves as a blueprint for those desiring to put together similar booklets for other states. Send a donation to offset costs. Contact: Florida Prison Action Network, 1110-C N.W. 8th Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601. (352) 955-2260. Website: www.afn.org/ fils/pan.html.
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