"Many current correctional systems operate under policy decisions made decades ago, a leading factor in persistently high recidivism rates. This report shows how private sector involvement could be the key to improved inmate outcomes. "
Florida's incarceration of children is excessively high and is actually making citizens more vulnerable. This report offers some proven paths toward improving the system.
Civil legal aid programs in Florida provide a broad array of legal services to Floridians who cannot afford to pay for legal representation. This report calculates the economic impact that the provision of civil legal services has on the Florida economy. In addition to calculating the effect of the existing program in 2008, TaxWatch also estimates the effect of expanding the program to include the cases that were turned away for lack of resources.
"This Special Report examines the court system's cost efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, accountability, and related issues. Among the findings: cost efficiency standards could result in cost savings of between $34 million and $140 million. "