March 2, 2021

The High Cost of HB 1, the Anti-Peaceful Protest Bill

The Florida Legislature is considering bills, HB 1 and SB 484, that seriously harm freedom of speech in the state and go in the wrong direction for criminal justice reform by adding more felonies and mandatory minimums to our laws. However one overlooked impact of these potential policies is the high cost to the state's Department of Corrections and local city jail budgets, that are already teetering on the brink. The below infographic illustrates the potential fiscal impact of the bills under a scenario where just 3 people are arrested under the proposed regime.

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