Tampa Justice - REVIEWS
A well written, pretty accurate account of the Florida Prison system as experienced in Century Correctional Institution, which at the time was a developing Institution.
“This is one of the best descriptions of what not to do if you ever have the misfortune of being on the wrong end of any criminal justice system. Forewarned is forearmed.”
Tampa Justice, No Money, No Justice delivers a gut-wrenching, eye-opening, behind the scenes view of the Florida justice system and the nightmare the system can create for innocent citizens when even the most trivial case falls into the hands of uncaring, corrupt or incompetent attorneys, prosecutors and judges. A chilling story that should be read by everyone who is concerned about a justice system gone astray. Highly recommended.
“YOU NEVER PAID THESE POOR PEOPLE A CENT!”
(That’s the third time he said that! I only missed one payment in four years!
Why is the judge LYING and PLEADING THE CASE, in stead of HEARING it?)
“HOW MUCH CAN I GIVE THIS MAN?” (Addressing the prosecutor, white hair bouncing, eyes ablaze, arms outstretched, like he’s possessed!) “TEN YEARS?”
“THREE AND A HALF YEARS IN STATE PRISON, YOUR HONOR!”
“THREE AND A HALF YEARS? THEN THIS IS WHAT I’LL DO: I FIND HIM GUILTY AND CONDEMN HIM TO THREE AND…”
“BUT’ THAT’S WHAT HE WANTS YOUR HONOR!” The prosecutor again!
“THAT’S WHAT HE WANTS? THAT’S WHAT HE WANTS?” He’s shouting again! “WELL, THIS IS WHAT I’LL DO! THREE AND A HALF YEARS IN STATE PRISON: SUSPENDED! THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FOUR DAYS IN THE COUNTY JAIL, TWO YEARS ON COMMUNITY CONTROL AND EIGHT YEARS ON PROBATION!”
“WHY DON’T YOU SEND ME AWAY FOR LIFE?”
“GET HIM OUTTA HERE! YOU’RE YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY! GET HIM OUTTA HERE!”