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Firm Takes Steps To Keep Secretive Voice-Print Technology Used On Florida Inmates

A sophisticated voice-identity technology used to monitor prisoners and inmates across Florida and elsewhere is so secretive and controversial that its manufacturer urged government agencies to coordinate with its public relations office before responding to inquiries from news organizations, a Fresh Take Florida investigation found.

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Gainesville’s Mental Health Co-Responder Team Diverts Arrests and Saves Taxpayers Money

Shelley Postle and MaKenzie Boyer, who works for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, are only a call away for those who are battling mental illness and in an emotionally charged situation. In April 2018, the Gainesville Police Department and Meridian formed the city’s first co-responder program.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office Contract For Additional Traffic Enforcement

Marion County has one of the highest rates of pedestrian and bicycle injuries and fatalities in Florida. In an effort to decrease traffic collisions, Marion County Sheriff's Office is working with FDOT and UNF to enforce safer driving.

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