Florida prosecutor reduces violent crime through crackdown on repeat offenders

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A Republican prosecutor in Jacksonville, Florida has cracked down on repeat offenders to reduce violent crime, and it’s working.

While Democrat-led cities across the nation continue to experience rising crimes rates, a Republican prosecutor in Florida has found a way to reverse that trend.

By cracking down on repeat offenders and punishing violent criminals to the full extent of the law, State Attorney Melissa Nelson is making her city safer.

In 2017, Melissa Nelson became State Attorney for Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit with the a promise of reducing crime in the area, which includes the city of Jacksonville.

Since taking office, she has enacted a number of justice reforms. According to her office’s website, these include the establishment of Florida’s first “Conviction Integrity Review unit,” which helps wrongfully convicted people get out of jail, and assembled the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee to reduce recidivism among youths.

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