Bondi to meet with civil rights advocates on restoration of rightsby Dara Kam | March 1st, 2011
Attorney General Pam Bondi is scheduled to meet with Howard Simon, the executive director of the Florida ACLU, tomorrow in what could be a contentious show-down over restoration of felons’ rights.
Bondi, elected in November, said after her first clemency meeting last week she wants to do away with the state’s limited automatic restoration of rights for felons convicted of non-violent crimes. And she wants to reinstate a three-to-five year waiting period before felons who’ve completed their sentences can appeal to the clemency board to have their rights restored.
Bondi’s announcement last week stunned civil rights advocates who’ve been trying to get the board to make it even easier for felons to have their rights restored.