03/17/2010 - More than half the states in the nation lowered their prison populations last year -- but not Florida, where it continued to rise, according to a recent survey by the Pew Center on the States.
Nationally, 27 states saw their prison populations fall between Dec. 31, 2008, and Jan. 1, 2010, according to Prison Count 2010, released Wednesday. States with declines included New York, Mississippi, and Texas.
But over the same period of time, Florida's state prison population rose 1.5 percent, or by slightly more than 1,500 inmates, the report said.
Read the entire article Florida's Inmate Population Rises on the Miami Herald Web site.