Florida State Jails
The state of Florida is the 27th state of the United States of America and it came into being on the 3rd of March, 1845. Its capital is Tallahasse and it consists of 67 counties. It is also nicknamed the ‘Sunshine State’ due to its year round sunny weather. It is the fourth most populated states in the United States while being the 22nd biggest state as well. Its major industries are electronics, tourism and agriculture which mainly comprises of tomatoes, grapefruit and oranges. Alabama and Georgia are its neighboring states while the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico also border it. The mockingbird is the state bird of Florida.
The Florida State Jails consists of 63 state prisons which include 7 of those which are private prisons and it has 156 probation offices. It houses up to 102,000 inmates in all of its state prisons and has around 115,000 active offenders that are being held in the 156 probation offices that are scattered all over the state of Florida. Since the Florida state jail is so huge it easily employs around 28,000 employees. Most of these employees hold the post of Correctional Probation Officers or Correctional Officers. Most of these state – run prisons do not have any air conditioning in them. Only the contracted prisons have air conditioning in them.
Population in Jail:
According to a survey it was found out that out of every three prisoners that are released return back to prison within a period of three years. Mostly prisoners housed in the Florida state jails do not have their separate cells rather they live like dormitories. Starke is one prison in Florida where all prisoners have their own cells. It is compulsory in the state of Florida that each prison serve at least 85 percent of what his or her original sentence was.