There are approximately 102,319 prisoners in Florida prisons (as of 6/30/11). The 2010 general population in Florida numbered 18,801,310.
California has approximately 143,778 prisoners in custody (as of 1/31/12). The 2010 general population in California numbered 37,253,956.
Isn't it a curious fact that Florida and California have a very similar number of inmates when California's general population is twice that of Florida.
Are the Florida people so much more criminal than those in California?
Or could there be another reason for this? Would love to read your comments. Thanks.