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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - FL: Criminal Justice

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The move to privatize 29 south Florida prisons means that about 4,000 corrections officers have big decisions to make. The workers either agree to work for a new prison-for-profit company, or they relocate - at their own expense - to other facilities in Florida, where there are o

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Ex-convicts who have their civil rights restored are far less likely to return to a life of crime and go back behind bars. That's what a new report from the Florida Parole Commission details. The commission reported on a period when then-Gov. Charlie Crist had automatically resto

WASHINGTON - Six law enforcement officers in the State of Florida were shot and killed during the first six months of this year, totalling 10 officers killed in the line of duty. It's a record number, reflecting growing violence against mostly city cops and county sheriff's deputies. Ironically, it

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Who is going to enforce an 'Arizona Copycat' law in Florida to question and detain undocumented immigrants? That's the question the Florida Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is asking state lawmakers. FOP political director Lisa Henning, who speaks for thousands of police officer

TALAHASSEE, Fla. - A yearly tally of state prison populations shows that, nationwide, numbers are lower than the previous year for the first time since 1972 - but not in Florida. The number of inmates in state prisons at the beginning of this year was 0.4 percent lower nationally than in 2009; about

Immigrants are, literally, dying for decent care, according to two new reports that portray the medical care system for U.S. immigration detainees as dangerously inadequate. The reports, from the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center and Human Rights Watch, call on the federal government to stop lockin

As the Governor met with the clemency board to restore voting rights to some people released from prison, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition held rallies, screened movies and gave speeches across the state to bring attention to a system they say is denying many Floridians the right to vote. A

"Please Don't Shoot" - that's the message from activists gathering in downtown Oakland and in cities across the country to protest the shooting death of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passenger. The rally at Oakland City Hall today is part of a national day of non-violent protests over the New Year

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