Florida prisoner rehab bill going to governor

Will he sign or will he not sign?

The Associated Press

A bill that would let shorten the sentences of some nonviolent felons if they complete rehabilitation programs is going to Gov. Rick Scott.

The bill (HB 177) passed unanimously Friday in the Senate.

Judges would be allowed to reduce sentences of inmates who successfully go through re-entry programs.

Only those prisoners who have served at least half of their sentences for nonviolent crimes would qualify. They also would have to be in need of drug rehabilitation.

Only 377 inmates currently would meet the requirements, but sponsors are hopeful more could qualify in the future
Florida prisoner rehab bill going to governor

Background and more information:

Criminal Justice and Prison Reform Advocacy in Florida

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