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Measures for Justice is a data-driven nonprofit tracking county-by-county data for crime, arrests, prosecutions, and more in an effort to assess—and hold accountable—the criminal justice system and attempts at reform.

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Calling Florida's criminal justice system "broken," and pointing to high rates of re-incarceration and growing costs to keep inmates in prison, the Florida ACLU and Lee County NAACP  are sponsoring a public forum Thursday night in Fort Myers to discuss reform.

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Records from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice show Orange County processes the highest number of juvenile arrests statewide, and most of those arrests are felonies charged to black boys. Reporter Renata Sago at WMFE in Orlando documented the journey of three young men, each charged with felonies, and their paths through the juvenile justice system in a five-part series called "Young and Arrested."