Gain time

Jail inmates playing chess in cell, prison hobby
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With time winding down bills that haven’t gotten a first hearing are starting to near their death. One measure running out of time would allow non-violent prisoners to be released sooner. It would increase the amount of time off for good behavior. Gain time bill sponsors are trying to rally support.

Woman stands with her hands to the air like she's on a roller coaster. Others are behind her holding signs with words that spell, "Fund Corrections Pay Plan."
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The Florida Department of Corrections is asking state legislators to increase its budget so it can address long-standing issues with the treatment of correctional officers and prisoners.