Prison Substance Abuse Programs
As of March, 2007, there were 90,679 inmates in the Florida prison system. 81.9% of those inmates are assigned some type of work or in a substance abuse program. The work can vary from working on farms, maintaining the prison grounds, recycling programs or in many different work programs provided by the State. Having the inmates perform different tasks has saved the Florida taxpayers more than $44.5 million through inmate labor.