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Press Release
September 20, 2010
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Department of Corrections and Palm Beach County Receive Grant to Reduce Crime

Palm Beach - The Florida Department of Corrections and Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission received $750,000 through a grant from the Department of Justice's Federal Second Chance Act. Details of the Grant will be available at a press conference.

When: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 10:15 a.m.
Where: The Airport Hilton Hotel (Royal Princess Room)
150 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33406
Who: Department of Corrections Secretary Walter McNeil, Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla A. Taylor and members of the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission.
What: More than 1200 state prison inmates were released back to Palm Beach County last year. Inmates who receive basic education, treatment, and community aftercare services are less likely to victimize a citizen, commit another crime, and return to prison or jail.