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PolitiFact Florida: Do private prison guards chase inmates who escape?

The divided Florida Senate will take up a critical vote today on an effort to outsource operations of 27 state prisons in South Florida.

One argument we've heard against the plan is that it will threaten public safety. Private prison guards, state correctional officers and some senators say, don't chase after escaped inmates beyond their property line.

But private prison operators say they do. Who's right? Read our PolitiFact Florida story on this claim ahead of today's vote.


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