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April 19, 2019

Op-Ed: If lawmakers don’t give former inmates a second chance, they will be defying the will of Floridians

The people of Florida took a historic step toward promoting second chances last November when almost two-thirds of the state’s electorate voted to approve Amendment 4 to the state Constitution. That amendment established an automatic process…

November 14, 2018

Warren takes positive step to advance justice in Hillsborough

… a new effort by Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren serves such a broad public benefit. His new program to audit the credibility of criminal convictions advances the cause of justice.

November 13, 2018

State Attorney Warren announced Conviction Review Unit for people wrongfully convicted

Everyone wants the actual perpetrator caught, and no one wants an innocent person to go to prison. We have an imperfect system. And wrongful convictions, although rare, do exist. And this is why it’s important to have a system in place to fix and minimize wrongful convictions.

April 28, 2018

State Attorney Warren drops everything to join rappellers in raising money for charity

He may be a rising star in political circles, but Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren was going nowhere but down Saturday. Warren joined dozens of brave philanthropists in rappelling 17 stories off the Hilton Downtown Tampa to raise money for the Big Brother Big Sisters program.

March 12, 2018

Two state attorneys come out in support of Marsy’s law

We must affirm our commitment to supporting victims during their most vulnerable moments by enshrining their rights in Florida’s Constitution. The Constitution is our state’s most sacred document, identifying and preserving our most cherished principles, and victims’ rights deserve a place among our declared values.
January 26, 2018

Applying the death penalty deftly and fairly

It is possible to question the morality and deterrent value of the death penalty and still appreciate the way Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren has approached the issue of capital punishment during his first 13 months in office.
December 23, 2017

Florida should correct racial disparities in drug sentence

To his credit, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren is already taking steps to correct such sentencing disparities, including expanding the use of diversion programs.
December 15, 2017

Warren’s smart approach on guns, domestic violence

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren would make it safer for victims and police alike with his plan to remove firearms from defendants charged with domestic violence. … Warren’s policy is a thoughtful approach to a societal problem.
October 31, 2017

Juvenile diversion programs work, so make them Florida-wide

State Attorney Andrew Warren launched a more robust program that should improve outcomes for kids in that county
July 21, 2017

Hillsborough smartly embraces diversion program for youths

Warren has followed through on a promise he made in last year’s election campaign, and the effort is off to a promising start …. This is a smart use of judicial resources that could give some juveniles a fresh opportunity at life while enabling prosecutors and the courts to pursue larger threats to public safety.
April 21, 2017

Column: More conversations needed on public safety

[L]aw enforcement and prosecutors must continue to engage the community to rebuild trust. That is a goal my office shares with every stakeholder in the criminal justice system. This starts with recognizing that we all share common motivations
March 2, 2017

Column: 'Stand your ground' changes bad for law enforcement

The proposals quickly moving through this year’s legislative process threaten public safety and undermine the fair and equal criminal justice system that our community deserves.
January 20, 2017

State Attorney dropping charges for feeding homeless is smart

Hillsborough County’s new state attorney, Andrew Warren, relied on common sense and appropriate discretion this week by dropping charges against a handful of activists arrested for feeding the homeless in a Tampa park.

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