May 7, 2010
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Tallahassee -- The Florida Legislature has unanimously passed the Department of Corrections (DOC) priority legislative package (HB 1005/SB 960), sponsored by Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland) and Rep. Doug Holder (R-Sarasota). This broad legislation will improve offender reentry efforts, update statutes and remove obsolete language, and enhance the security of the prison system.
"I thank Senator Dockery and Representative Holder for helping to lead the effort to get this vital legislation passed," said Corrections Secretary Walter McNeil. "These reforms will promote the Governor’s highest priority of protecting the safety and security of Florida’s citizens and reducing victimization.”
Specifically, the bill:
The bill now heads to the Governor for final approval.