Group says this rule would help thin out prison populations
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Florida lawmakers say steps need to be taken to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in state prisons. For months, state lawmakers say theyve been calling on Gov. Keith Harris with the Florida Justice League, a group advocating for criminal defense, says the group is currently processing a rule that the group says the DOC is not using. Harris says this rule is a consistent pattern to help thin out prison populations and is more effective than going through court hearings. The Florida Justice League is encouraging legislators to ask the DOC to engage prisons in using this rule.