January 19, 2012
As Floridians face the harsh realities of a $2 billion budget shortfall, policymakers are tasked with looking at further ways to cut wasteful spending. “As with all government services, criminal and juvenile justice spending must answer directly to the taxpayers. Public accountability in justice demands getting the best results at the lowest possible price tag—both in terms of cost and public safety impact.”
AIF, in conjunction with Florida TaxWatch and Right on Crime, has conducted a poll designed to test public sentiment as it relates to spending on corrections in Florida. Overwhelming results have indicated strong support for changes to the system that will utilize public dollars in the most efficient manner without diminishing public safety.