Florida sends 30,000 people to prison every year.
Between 2005 and 2015, Florida’s incarceration rate grew by 18%.
The national rate was only 3%.
Florida must do better.
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There are nearly 100,000 people in Florida prisons — the third largest state prison population in the United States.
Florida leads the nation in the number of children 17-years-old or younger incarcerated in the state prison system.
FLORIDA SUBJECTS ITS CITIZENS TO INCARCERATION AND CORRECTIONAL CONTROL MORE THAN NEARLY ANY OTHER STATE IN THE COUNTRY.
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Florida spends $2.3 billion in taxpayer money every year on incarceration and supervision.
One in 104 people in Florida are currently locked up in jail or prison.
Florida law requires people serve at least 85% of their sentences and has abolished parole.
Between 1970 and 2014, Florida’s total population increased by roughly 193% while its prison population increased by roughly 1,048%.
Florida spends more on the Florida Department of Corrections than it does on higher education.
 FLORIDA'S HARSH SENTENCING LAWS ARE OUTDATED, WASTE TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND DO NOT IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY.
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