Victor Crist discusses the prison population listen02/24/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Last night on the Evening News, we reported on a proposal by business lobbyist Barney Bishop to have early release for some 3,900 inmates in Florida prisons.
He made his proposal because he says the state canâ€™t afford to build new prisons.
There are plans for at least three major prisons, which would cost 1,300 prisoner a piece. The estimated cost for those three would be $300 million.
Victor Crist is the chairman of the Justice Appropriations Committee in the Florida Senate. The longtime GOP Tampa legislator â€“ serving for his last time because of term limits, spoke with WMNF yesterday about Bishopâ€™s proposal.
Heâ€™s against it, but agrees that the state does not have the money to build more prisons.