Carlie’s Law Urged For Federal Probationers


U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris has introduced legislation named for slain sixth grader Carlie Brucia to tighten rules on federal probationers and provide financing for child-protection groups, says an Orlando Sentinel summary attributed to staff and wire reports. Calling it “Carlie’s Law,” the Sarasota Republican said the bill would expand the reasons for sending a criminal on federal probation back to prison, adding violent felonies and child-sex crimes to the list. Federal probationers now face mandatory revocation of probation only for gun or drug possession or refusing to submit to a drug test.

“If they are incarcerated, they can’t touch our children,” said Joe Brucia, Carlie’s father.


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