Brief A Path Forward
Challenges and Opportunities for Florida Sentencing and Corrections Policy
Leah Sakala, Ryan King
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The state of Florida is experiencing significant and costly prison overcrowding that is largely the result of policy decisions made over the past few decades. This briefing overviews the current criminal justice landscape and describes major trends that impact the Florida prison population. We then discuss the growing national trend of broad and bipartisan state criminal justice policy reform, detailing several key successes. By joining the growing list of states that have passed large-scale criminal justice reform, Florida can improve public safety, use limited state resources more efficiently, and more effectively help all Floridians succeed.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center