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Front & Center: Getting Florida smart on justice

February 7, 2013  |  No Comments  |  by Barney Bishop  |  News

Orlando Sentinel Editorial Writer Darryl E. Owens conducted an email interview with Barney Bishop, president and CEO of Florida Smart Justice Alliance, about the future of reforms here.

Bloated corrections budgets have prompted many states to seek alternatives to incarceration. Enter “smart justice.”

These corrections reforms favor treatment to reduce recidivism, shortened sentences for nonviolent minor drug offenses, and wider use of electronic monitoring in felons’ communities — all without compromising public safety.

Orlando Sentinel Editorial Writer Darryl E. Owens conducted an email interview with Barney Bishop, president and CEO of Florida Smart Justice Alliance, about the future of reforms here. Here are excerpts.

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