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Default Florida Gets a Tough Message: Clean Up Outdated Sentencing Policies

Florida Gets a Tough Message: Clean Up Outdated Sentencing Policies

Florida legislators have been given a bracing analysis of their criminal justice system that identifies serious disparities in sentencing policy and calls for a major overhaul to bring the state into alignment “with current research on public safety and recidivism reduction.”

The analysis by the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) is the third in a series of CJI examinations of justice issues in Florida, which oversees the third largest state prison system in the U.S.

The 34-page paper identifies Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code (CPC), which was most recently amended in 1998, as the principal focus for reform.

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