State shutting down three prisonsby Dara Kam | March 15th, 2011
Florida’s new corrections department secretary is shutting down three prisons, two boot camps and a road prison.
DOC Secretary Edwin Buss said the closures will save the state $30.8 million this year and $25 million annually in the future.
The Department will close the Brevard Correctional Institution (CI) in Cocoa, Hendry CI in Immokalee, Hillsborough CI in Riverview, Tallahassee Road Prison in Tallahassee, Lowell CI Boot Camp and Sumter Boot Camp. Additionally the Department will move close management inmates out of Charlotte CI in Punta Gorda to three other prisons.
The department has a surplus of beds for the first time in recent history.
The phase out plan will begin immediately with a target completion date of June 30, 2011.