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Orange and Osceola County State Attorney Aramis Ayala. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

The Cost Of Cash Bail

The state attorney’s office in Orange and Osceola County has begun recommending the release without bail of people charged with non-violent offences. State Attorney Aramis Ayala tells Intersection the overhaul will end the so-called ‘poverty penalty’ that discriminates against those who don’t have the resources to pay.
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Food Bank Aims to Start Training Program for Local Non Profits

Central Florida’s largest food bank says there’s a need for better training for local food assistance programs. Last year Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida distributed more than 60 million pounds of groceries to about 550 food assistance programs. Vice President of development Greg Higgerson says as the need grows, there’s a risk of a bottleneck at those local organizations. “As we look to the future here in Central Florida of hunger relief, we not only have to look at how can we get more food out but we also have to look at how can we make our network of providers out there stronger,” says Higgerson. Some of the challenges for smaller non profits include finding adequate storage and …
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