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State, local officials join ex-prisoners to protest proposed closing Bridges of America center

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A group of state and local elected officials, as well as reformed ex-prisoners who know firsthand what the Bridges of America Orlando Transition Center can do, appeared Monday morning to protest the possible closing of the center by the Florida Department of Corrections. The center is being considered for closure due to what Bridges of America presumed was budgetary constraints. But years of results have shown the center to cost taxpayers less money and reduce recidivism, it asserted at Monday’s news conference.…

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