Warehousing in three photos

This is a prison dorm. At first glance it reminds a person of a warehouse with two open air latrines. In the corner of the warehouse is a little canteen that serves as a general store for the inmates in the building. These canteens generate over 30 million dollars a year for the Florida Department of Corrections and the General Fund of the Florida Legislature.

This is a look inside the warehouse. You see a dorm for 80 inmates that will spend an average of 5 years here. There are two such dorms in each warehouse. Under their beds are a drawer that holds all their possessions.

This is pill line that goes twice a day. On the day this photo was taken, I was told that 47 percent of the inmates (in a prison that has more or less 1,250) reported to these windows for medications.

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