Bloomberg Law
April 3, 2018, 6:41 PM

New Florida Law Takes Lead on Criminal Justice Data

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

A trailblazing new criminal justice law could be a game-changer in Florida and in other states that choose to follow its lead.

Passed with bipartisan support and approved by Gov. Rick Scott (R) March 30, the first-of-its-kind measure requires various actors across the system to compile information that the state will then make available for the public in a central database.

Its author, state Rep. Chris Sprowls (R), wants Florida to have “the most robust collection and most transparent reporting of criminal justice data of any state in America,” he told Bloomberg Law.

His aim might come to pass with ...