Tallahassee, Florida (AP) --
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled prison inmates cannot be required to pay court filing fees when appealing Parole Commission decisions on presumptive release dates.
The decision came in a case filed by one of Florida's most
notorious criminals, Joseph "Crazy Joe" Spaziano, who is serving
a life term for raping and murdering a 16-year-old Orlando girl.
It was one of two Supreme Court decisions that went against the
Parole Commission on Thursday, October 14.
In the other case, the justices lifted a one-year time limit on
filing challenges to parole revocations decisions.
That ruling came in the case of Willie F. Jones. He had been
ordered back to prison based on a Broward County drug charge even
though prosecutors had dismissed it