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Florida State Prison

This is today’s editorial from the Gainesville Sun and speaks with great clarity to what I have been mumbling about for the last two days in my posts. However, Ron brings it down to a very clear point in oh so few sentences:

“….It is wasteful of human beings, it is wasteful of taxpayer dollars and it is not sustainable on anybody’s balance sheet.

Yes, it is true that over the decades, fueled by one “get tough on crime” minimum-mandatory sentencing law after another, the state’s prison population has gone nowhere but up.

We reached the 100,000 inmate mark a few years ago, ushering in the billion-dollar corrections budget threshold. That’s a billion dollars a year that doesn’t go to schools, colleges or health care……”

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