Florida Leads in Time Prisoners Spend Behind Bars: Study
Florida led 35 states in a study issued Wednesday with a whopping 166 percent increase in the estimated average time that released prisoners spent behind bars over a 19-year span.
The study by the Pew Center on the States concluded Florida spent an extra $1.4 billion on prisons in 2009 alone because of the longer average release time, much of it for nonviolent inmates.
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- Public Safety Performance Project