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Fl leads nation in number of inmates released with no supervision

Florida leads the nation in the number of inmates released from prison with no supervision.
And some say that leads to people getting re-arrested

Close to 65% of Florida's inmates enter society with out supervision.

A study by pew charitable trusts shows that with no supervision, former inmates are more likely to return to a life of crime.

Florida tax watch says when a person ends up in prison on multiple occasions the money adds up and hurts tax payers.
Robert Weissert/Florida taxwatch smart justice, "If we let someone out of prison and they commit a crime, we have to re-arrest them, re-try them, and re-sentence them to prison. Lots of public dollars in that."

Florida's Department of Corrections says about one of every three inmates released returns to jail within three years.
The legislature passed a bill this year helping inmates get ID cards upon release in hopes to ease their transition back to society.