Dante Trevisani

  • Hosted by Florida Justice Institute, Inc.
  • Sponsored by The Florida Bar Foundation
  • Service location Miami
  • Law school University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Issue area Prisoners' Rights, Pro se and other legal representation systems, Voting Rights/Electoral Participation
  • Fellowship class year 2010
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

The thousands of people released from Florida's prisons every year are stripped of numerous legal rights, which cannot be restored until all of their legal fines and fees are paid. Of course, many ex-prisoners cannot afford to make these payments, and are effectively deprived of these rights because they are poor. This project aims to legally challenge some of the financial obstacles to civil rights restoration as well as produce manuals for ex-prisoners and practitioners on how to navigate the post-release system.

The Inspiration

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