|Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) Incident Report June 3, 2011||(These records were produced by CCA and relate to an incident in which Joel and Robert Chandler were detained inside a private prison and eventually trespassed after making a public records request at the Moore Haven Correctional Facility on June 3, 2011)|
|Deputy Sheriff Paul Leslie||(These records came from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and relate to the personnel and disciplinary records of Paul Leslie)|
|Officer Joe Rinaldo||(These records came from the City of Zephyrhills Police Department and relate to the disciplinary records of Joe Rinaldo)|
|Parker Street Ministries||(These records came from the City of Lakeland, Florida and relate to a land purchase deal between Parker Street Ministries and the City of Lakeland)|
|Southwest Ranches/Pembroke Pines Open Meeting Entry Form||(These records came from the Town of Southwest Ranches and relate to a joint public meeting held by the city counsels of Southwest Ranches and Pembroke Pines at a public library for the purpose of discussing the proposed construction of a private prison by Correction Corporation of America – CCA- and Immigration and Custom Enforcement – ICE. Members of the public were required to complete these forms and turn the over to public officials as a condition of entry to the meeting. Anyone refusing to do so was either barred from entry and or physically removed by members of the Broward County Sheriff’s Department and the Pembroke Pines Police Department).|
About the Editor
With the help of a growing number talented and dedicated attorneys, Joel Chandler has won scores of civil rights lawsuits. Beginning with his first civil rights lawsuit against the Polk County School Board in 2008 for violations of Florida's Public Records Act, Chandler has maintained an impressive win/loss record.
As a full-time civil rights advocate, Chandler, who is not an attorney, regularly audits publicly operated agencies and government contractors for compliance with Article 1, Section 24 of the Florida Constitution and Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes (Florida's Public Records Act).
Chandler is also involved with First Amendment issues such as photographer's rights, free speech and religious freedom.
In addition to civil rights advocacy, Chandler also works with whistleblowers to investigate the corruption of government contractors.