In Florida and all over the country, the general public wants people accused of crimes locked up with few questions asked. As a result, prisons are overcrowded in already tight quarters.
According to the Justice Department, the number of inmates in Florida went up by 5,250 in 2007. The state is preparing for the increase by having tents on hand to shelter the excess inmates.
If Florida uses the tents, it joins other states, including Arizona, which puts inmates in tents.