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Rick Scott, GOP House leaders cut drug programs, slashing hundreds of jobs

Rick Scott, GOP House leaders cut drug programs, slashing hundreds of jobs



2018-05-26T18:00:00+0000

The cuts offered up by the Florida Department of Corrections will reduce access to dozens of privately run programs that had a proven track record of preventing offenders from returning to crime and drugs.

Gov. Rick Scott and leaders of the Florida House rejected appeals to save $28 million in prison programs Friday, choosing instead to allow hundreds of layoffs at inmate transition and treatment programs throughout the state when the programs close at the end of June.


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