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FL: Ron Books Lobbying Firm Rakes in the Cash from Private Prison Companies

[floridaactioncommittee.org 5/17/18]

Florida’s lobby firms filed their first quarter results this week and the three-person firm of Ronald L. Book, P.A. came in as one of the highest paid lobbying firms in the State, behind much larger firms Ballard and 200-person firm, Southern Strategy Group. According to the firm’s first quarter report, filed Tuesday, Ron Book’s firm took in $3.4Million for lobbying legislators during the period of January 01, 2018 – March 31, 2018, (source: https://floridalobbyist.gov)

Among his top clients… private, for-profit, prison companies GEO Group and Correct Care Solutions, which runs the Florida Sex Offender Civil Commitment Center. It’s no wonder that in his work for the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust he pushes so hard to lock up sex offenders. It’s also no wonder why his daughter, Senator Lauren Book, sponsors legislation imposing harsher punishment and mandatory minimum sentences for registration violations!

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  1. TS

    This is very interesting as I posted recently the article from 2015 about Lauren Book’s charity being a possible political tool. Sure looks it.

    As Lauren Book Hints at Run, Some Question if Her Charity Could Become Political Tool

    http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/as-lauren-book-hints-at-run-some-question-if-her-charity-could-become-political-tool-6559904

    Let’s see Jim DeFede get on this and discuss it with him!

  2. David

    Wait…. you mean it’s not all about “if just one child is saved”??
    (May be more about “if just one more dollar is made”!)

  3. Counting the days

    He and his family are vultures living off the misery of others(which he causes!).

  4. Facts should matter

    He’s just a fear profiteer and a hate mongering parasite like John Walsh.

  5. FRegistryTerrorists

    Well organized theft. Guess you have to give them credit for being a successful crime syndicate. It does take effort to fleece the public well.

    Private prisons ought to be illegal. They are more immoral than just about any “$EX offender”.

  6. Ted

    I wonder if the Feds are quietly investigating both of them. Gathering enough solid evidence to send him away for a long time.

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