The primary election on August 18 will impact the civil liberties of all Orange and Osceola County residents. Learn the candidates’ positions on vital issues and cast an informed vote.
Thousands of people who have not been convicted of a crime are locked up because they can’t afford to pay their bail. Will you adopt a policy to stop seeking cash bail?
Citation: Fla. Dept. of Corrections, Florida County Detention Facilities Average Inmate Population, www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/jails/index.html
Despite being partially legalized, people of color and the poor are prosecuted more often for marijuana, locking them out of jobs and education. Will you stop prosecuting low-level marijuana possession?
Citation: ACLU, A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform (April 2020)
People of color and the poor are more likely to be prosecuted for failing to pay fines and low-level shoplifting. Will you stop prosecution of these kinds of low-level offenses?
Citation: Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law, The Steep Costs of Criminal Justice Fees and Fines (November 2019).