Florida Criminal Justice Reform 2023

FL Rep. Dianne Hart, a long-term champion of criminal justice and prison reforms, and Julianne Holt, the elected Hillsborough County Public Defender for the past 33 years both appeared on MidPoint to discuss the mostly more punitive new criminal justice laws that emerged from the 2023 legislature like the new pretrial release rules that will keep more people in jail pending trial, along with the few reform successes such as the return of $32 million to the Prison Welfare Trust for expenditures like prison air conditioning.