FLORIDA LAWS CONCERNING

WEIGHT LIFTING IN PRISON

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FLORIDA LAWS AND LAWMAKING

In 1996 House Bill 0095 and Senate Bill 2436 dealt with lifting in prisons. They were referred to as the Florida Prison Safety Act and both died in committee. Details on them are below.


INFORMATION


Corrections Today Note

The journal of the American Correctional Association, Corrections Today, covered the Florida situation in its June 1996 issue on page14 in a brief note. It is provided in full below.

Fla. Considers Banning Weightlifting Equipment

The Florida state Senate recently passed a bill that would ban inmates from weightlifting in prison. The Florida Prison Safety Act would not permit weightlifting equipment in state correctional facilities. The bill passed 37-0 in the 40-member Senate but faces opposition in the House. State corrections officials cautioned lawmakers that the ban could be dangerous because it eliminates an activity for idle inmates. Other states that have barred body-building equipment from prisons include Arizona, Georgia, and South Carolina.


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