Montgomery Correctional Center – Jacksonville, FL

Montgomery Correctional Center is located in Duval County and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for somebody in Montgomery Correctional Center? This page tells you about everything you might want to know about Montgomery Correctional Center,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Duval County court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you info that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Montgomery Correctional Center
501 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (904) 630-0500
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Montgomery Correctional Center you will need to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Montgomery Correctional Center Inmate Roster is a list of persons currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you should look here, too: List of all county jails in Florida


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file.

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Mugshots can be searched on the Montgomery Correctional Center website, or you can go in person to the Montgomery Correctional Center. When viewing online you need to input the name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Montgomery Correctional Center site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the county.

Typically, inmates are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Montgomery Correctional Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s easy. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors has to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Montgomery Correctional Center can change, so check the official Montgomery Correctional Center jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (904) 630-0500

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Montgomery Correctional Center is:

Montgomery Correctional Center
501 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Montgomery Correctional Center
501 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202


The Montgomery Correctional Center mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to visit the the Montgomery Correctional Center website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system in Duval County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Florida State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Duval County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions in your case. You can access court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your court case. They do a number of things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember that you can request to get a copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to go to the Duval County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the street address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Duval County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Duval County,the Duval County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Duval County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Duval County jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Montgomery Correctional Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Montgomery Correctional Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to jail inmates could change, so be sure to check the official Montgomery Correctional Center site when you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Montgomery Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Montgomery Correctional Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Montgomery Correctional Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Montgomery Correctional Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Send a message to Montgomery Correctional Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Montgomery Correctional Center Website
    Montgomery Correctional Center Inmate Search
    Montgomery Correctional Center Mugshots
    Montgomery Correctional Center Bail Link

    Montgomery Correctional Center Visitation Policy Link
    Montgomery Correctional Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Montgomery Correctional Center
    Montgomery Correctional Center Warrant Inquiry
    Montgomery Correctional Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Montgomery Correctional Center
    Jobs at Montgomery Correctional Center


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Comments

  1. Maria says:

    Brandon R I found this so I’m leaving you a note, I hope it goes through. Try and call me tomorrow, I made a mistake answering you today :( talk to you soon.
    Maria

  2. Karen says:

    Hey connell I miss you a lot I can’t wait till You come home it ain’t been the same without you I love You Forever an ever.

  3. Ruby says:

    I’m not sure how this works. But I would appreciate if Someone will give me information on Carl prudhomme he’s 24 born 4/17/1988.. I know he’s in this jail how can I contact him? Anyone, someone please help.

  4. C says:

    What is written about Duval County Jail is simply not true for many inmates. I am one of them. I am a 52 year old, disabled, Caucasian, college educated woman, arrested for driving on a license that was erroneously suspended by Palm Beach County, Florida. This charge has turned into a nightmare for me that began with my right to counsel being violated, and ended with me being charged with Violation of Probation, picked up by the police and after asking a question about search and seizure, I was slammed into a concrete wall, then had two officers three times my size pounce on my back and handcuff me. I have a severe, 25 year documented severe insomnia problem, and had recently had back surgery. After the officers assaulted me, they charged me with “Resisting Arrest Without Violence,” for merely asking a question and exercising my 1st Amendment Right to Free Speech. I ended up being further punished by being placed in a “suicide cell” not because they were afraid I was going to commit suicide, but because I continued to complain of how badly my back hurt. By the time my nightmare was over, I had spent two days striped of my clothing, left in the JSO’s “suicide cell” where I was allowed not one phone call to anyone, not even my attorney. No one ever talks about the “suicide cells” in the Montgomery Correctional Facility. I was in there with a woman who was basically a nuisance, she was a foreigner, screamed a lot, so they chained both of her hands to her bed for more than 5 hours. She could not move her hands even an inch they were chained so closely to the bed. The jail conditions in Duval County, Florida are a disgrace, and represent the very definition of “cruel and inhumane” punishment.

  5. denise says:

    Rebecca we love you and miss you and think of you EVERYDAY ,,, dont ever feel you have been forgotten…XOXOXO we will visit you soon ,,, LOTS of love for you , Mom

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