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Correctional facilities closing to save Florida money

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The Florida Department of Corrections will close the Lowell and Sumter Correctional Institution Boot Camps at the end of June. The closings aim to save Florida about $30-million this year. Florida Department of Corrections Spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger says it makes sense to close down older facilities with empty beds.

“Once this plan is enacted, we’ll be able to give $30.8 million back to the state of Florida so it can be used in other needed areas.”

The Florida Department of Corrections will also close four other facilities in the state. Plessinger adds all employees at these locations will be offered jobs at other facilities.

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