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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


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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WATCH LIVE: Polk Sheriff to provide an update on Fort Meade triple shooting at 9 p.m.: https://t.co/KYdc5QkY3Q

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