May 30, 2007
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Tallahassee – Governor Charlie Crist has signed Florida’s 2007-08 budget, which increases the Legislature’s commitment to funding the Department of Corrections’ public safety priorities by more than $174 million over Fiscal Year 2006-07.
"I applaud Governor Crist’s strong support for public safety," said DOC Secretary James R. McDonough. "I also admire his wisdom and compassion in emphasizing the need to reintegrate former offenders into society. We will use this budget to the utmost of our ability to achieve his priorities."
Below are highlights of this year’s budget, as they pertain to the Department of Corrections: