According to the Florida Department of Corrections, there is 98,192 current inmates in the Florida prison system. There are also more than 158,000 people on probation, which is regulated by corrections.
The largest number of people who are sentenced to prison are sent there for drug crimes. The inmates who complete some type of drug treatment while in prison are 13.5% less likely to return. Around one third of all released inmates return to a Florida prison within 3 years.
It costs the taxpayers of Florida $20,000 per inmate per year.
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