FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Florida Policy Project Releases Best Practices in Veterans’ Incarceration & Reentry
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2023) – Today, the Florida Policy Project released Improving Veterans’ Incarceration and Reentry in Florida, Leaving No Veteran Behind. Best practices include improving incarceration and reentry for veterans in Florida’s prisons, expanding identification efforts and data dissemination of veterans in Florida’s prisons, and connecting veterans with eligible benefits through innovative strategies and early identification.
The Florida Policy Project is data-driven and focused on creating better outcomes to support our veterans, providing tools for reentry, and saving money for Florida’s taxpayers. Over 72% of veterans incarcerated in Florida prisons are over the age of 50. Facilities that house more people over the age of 50 spend 14 times more on prescription drugs and five times more on medical care.
“Having served our country, I believe we can do better for our veterans. Bringing best practices to Florida will ensure no veteran is left behind,” said Florida Policy Project founder, CEO, and former Senator Jeff Brandes.
Click here to view Florida Policy Project’s Reports on Improving Veterans’ Incarceration and Reentry in Florida, Leaving No Veteran Behind.
About The Florida Policy Project
The Florida Policy Project (FPP) is a 501c3, non-partisan research organization. Our mission is to positively influence the quality of life for Florida residents and guests. The FPP provides education and data-driven research for Florida’s citizens and elected officials. The research pillars for FPP are housing affordability, criminal justice, property insurance, and transportation.
FPP is a destination of data-driven research resulting from networking with relevant subject matter experts and industry leaders, capturing established public policy best practices, and leveraging leading-edge technological capabilities.
For more information about the Florida Policy Project (FPP), visit: floridapolicyproject.com