Right now, legislation is being considered in the Florida Senate which would allow private, for-profit companies to manage some Florida prisons. Today roughly 104,000 Floridians are incarcerated — approximately the population of the city of Clearwater. The private prison industry would feed off this addiction to mass incarceration by obtaining more and more taxpayer dollars to deprive Floridians of their liberty.
The exploding prison population in Florida benefits no one, except for the private prison industry. Help stop this dangerous step backwards for Florida’s mass incarceration problem.
Tell the Florida Senate: we need serious criminal justice reform, not privatization schemes.