By Dan Christensen
Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry was supposed to testify Thursday afternoon in a high-profile civil lawsuit that pits Davie recycling businessman Ron Bergeron against trash disposal giant Waste Management. But Henry’s video-taped deposition was abruptly canceled when Waste Management’s attorneys walked out after

By Deirdra Funcheon

Thanks to decades of tough-on-crime policies, Florida now has the third-largest prison population in the United States — nearly 100,000 people, including more minors than any other state. Florida requires people to serve at least 85 percent of their sentences and has abolished parole. All this costs taxpayers $2.4 billion per year.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the crack epidemic, combined with fears about a new breed of juvenile “superpredators,” sent the state on a jailing spree. But could 2019 be a turning point? With escalating incarceration costs and evolving public sentiment, both Republicans and Democrats have voiced support for at least modest changes.


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