Florida Policy Project makes the case for a smarter approach to prisons and incarceration

Two new reports released by the non-partisan research organization, the Florida Policy Project (FPP), shed light on Florida’s criminal justice system. These reports reveal that over 60 percent of the state’s 82,000 inmates, totaling 44,280 individuals, are rearrested within three years of release. Additionally, the reports highlight the high financial burden of caring for an aging inmate population, with nearly one-third of inmates aged 50 or older. The FPP’s President, former Republican state senator Jeff Brandes, underscores the need for smarter incarceration policies and emphasizes the importance of education and employment-focused reentry programs to improve public safety and reduce recidivism in Florida.

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