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For sale: Florida prisons listen

08/05/11 Lisa Marzilli
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During the last legislative session, under Gov. Rick Scott, GOP lawmakers devised a plan that has opened the doors to one of the biggest prison privatization programs in U.S. history. Florida ranks third in the number of people behind bars at over 100,000, and according to our new Department of Corrections secretary Edwin Buss, almost two-thirds of them are there for crimes linked to substance abuse or addiction.

The current plan calls for 30 state prisons, road camps, juvenile correction ...

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