Editorial: Florida Must Get Smart with Prisons
Florida has taken "lock 'em up and throw away the key" to an unaffordable extreme, wasting money without providing more security.
The state has been on a prison building binge in recent years while cutting state support to higher education.
In fact, Florida led 35 states in increasing prison time from 1990 through 2009, according to a new study from the Pew Center on the States.
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