Overcrowded Prisons.

Author:McLeod, Robert L., II
Position:Letters - Letter to the editor
 
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With respect to the recent article ("The 2018 Florida Bar Criminal Justice Summit: A First Step in Improving Florida's Criminal Justice System," January/February) in The Florida Bar Journal regarding overcrowded prisons and the swollen Department of Corrections budget, the solution seems clear; jail fewer people. As a former chief prosecutor, I witnessed legions of people going to prison for purely nonviolent offenses.

This was, and is, senseless.

First, let's get sane about the criminalization of marijuana. It is far less dangerous to humans and society then alcohol ... far less. Of the...

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