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Second Chances in Florida

FAMM’s Second Chances Agenda Will Reduce Crime and Save Florida Taxpayers $1 Billion

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Florida taxpayers are being ripped off to pay for unnecessary incarceration.

Second chances are nearly impossible in Florida.

Retroactive drug sentencing reform will save tens of millions annually and reduce recidivism.

(Source: Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, “Diverting Low-Risk Offenders From Florida Prisons,” Report No. 19-01 Date: January 2019. Read the full report.)

“Second Look” legislation could save millions annually.

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Release of elderly prisoners who pose no threat to public safety could save hundreds of millions annually.

(Florida TaxWatch, “Florida’s Aging Prisoner Problem,” September 2014.)

Allowing incarcerated people to earn early release by completing recidivism-reducing programming will save $850 Million over five years.

(Source: Bill Analysis and Fiscal Statement for SB 642 (2020)

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“Compassionate release” of chronically ill prisoners could save millions annually.

(Source: Project on Accountable Justice, “Florida’s Aging Inmate Population,” March 2015)


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