Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Citizens' Right-to-Know Act

The Citizens' Right-to-Know Act in Florida was by signed the Governor in June 2008 and became effective July 1, 2008. This act requires more transparency for the public to learn about the types of defendants being released on their tax dollars from county Jails. Any member of the public can obtain registry information through the Clerk of Court's Office; you will be charged a $1 per page if you want a copy of the register or you can buy a portable scanner and scan the registry right from your laptop!

Educate yourself and learn about how your limited tax dollars are being spent to release defendants charged with serious offenses and who often have lengthy criminal and driving offense histories. If the Jail in your county in Florida says they are not producing a weekly register, tell them it is the law and they must do so!

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