June 11, 2008
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Tallahassee – Governor Charlie Crist signed Florida’s 2008-09 budget, which maintains Florida’s commitment to ensuring inmates serve at least 85 percent of their prison sentences, with funding for an additional 10,200 prison beds.
“Governor Crist and the Florida Legislature have maintained the necessary public safety dollars in our budget,” said Department of Corrections Secretary Walter A. McNeil. “Faced with challenging economic times, the Governor fought hard to ensure our ability to protect Floridians.”
Highlight of this year’s budget include:
“While we know the coming fiscal year will be challenging, our Department is committed working with the legislature in order to maintain our public safety mission,” said Secretary McNeil.
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