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Many Justice Reforms Are Proposed for Florida’s Legislative Session; Will Any Survive?

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By Deirdra Funcheon  Thanks to decades of tough-on-crime policies, Florida now has the third-largest prison population in the United States — nearly 100,000 people, including more minors than any other state. Florida requires people to serve at least 85 percent of their sentences and has abolished parole. All this costs taxpayers $2.4 billion per year.  In the 1980s and 1990s, the crack epidemic...

Governor Desantis’ Inaugural Address Transcript

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What follows is the text of our new Governor’s inaugural speech: “Mr. Chief Justice, Senator and Mrs. Scott, members of the Cabinet and fellow citizens: I take the helm of the ship of state as a Florida native, a veteran of our nation’s military, conscious of my own deficiencies, mindful of the great trust that has been placed in me and thankful for so many of you who have prayed for...

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