Florida’s prison lockup rate higher than Cuba’s

 

Automatic sentences for drug offenses send inmates pouring into state’s prisons — engorging prison costs.

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PROFIT, POLITICS, PAIN — Huge profits and sweet setups for Wall Street darlings; rape, squalor, murder in lockups — and the price for Florida taxpayers

There is a fast way to save big bucks on prisons, say a growing chorus of conservatives and liberals alike: Stop putting so many people behind bars.

As a whole, the United States imprisons 480 men, women and juveniles for every 100,000 citizens.

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