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Top lawmaker calls Florida prison system a 'powder keg'another viewpoint

Sep 21, 2019 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The nation's third-largest prison system is "a powder keg," a key Florida legislator warns.Phil Sears/Sun Sentinel

TALLAHASSEE - To see the real-life consequences of official neglect and incompetence, look no further than the Florida Department of Corrections.

For decades, governors and legislators neglected the nation's third-largest prison system, and conditions have steadily deteriorated from bad to terrible to catastrophic. By all accounts, they're getting worse.

"By every ...