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By LES COLEMAN
Florida News Connection
Clearing Florida's bulging prison population is the topic of the state House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. The debate is about HB177, a bill to provide early release for non-violent drug offenders who are currently clogging prisons and crimping the state's budget. Rep. Ari Porth (D-Coral Springs) introduced it.
"In the language in the bill, you have to serve 50 percent of your sentence before being reconsidered for re-entry."
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