CLAY COUNTY LEADER: Punitive incarcerations drain state coffers

August 2nd, 2015 | By Brian Sullivan

President Barack Obama’s July 13 sentence commutation of 13 Floridians, including one Orange Park man, has caught the attention of a Florida tax watchdog group to a point it is urging the Florida Legislature to rethink its sentencing guidelines and minimum mandatory sentences for non-violent drug offenses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – “These aren’t choir boys, but there are less costly ways to handle nonviolent offenders and non-sex offenders in ways that intervene, better manage our resources and better manage our risk,” said Dominic Calabro, chief executive officer of Florida TaxWatch. A Tennessee-based drug treatment group, Addiction Campuses, wants to come to Clay County and meet with law enforcement. Read the FULL STORY here: http://www.claytodayonline.com/ee/claytoday/en/component/fullstory/20150723_001_art_1/punitive-incarcerations-drain-state-coffers

 

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