Florida Slashes Inmate Rehab As Population Grows

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http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/6654478.htm?template=con tentModules/printstory.jsp Florida is spending more money than ever to lock up convicts, but the state is sharply cutting its most successful prison-rehabilitation programs, the Miami Herald says. To help save $20.8 million, the state slashed 339 positions, including teachers, chaplains, and counselors. Vocational classes like cabinet-making and computer repair have been largely eliminated. Some large prisons with more than 1,000 inmates now have just one chaplain . . .

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