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Local residents and legislators urge the DOC to keep Hillsborough Correctional Institution open listen

02/03/12 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Most residents of unincorporated south Hillsborough County are probably unaware that they share their neighborhood with a state prison. Ironically, the only reason they’re hearing about it now is because the facility is on the Department of Corrections’ chopping block. The Hillsborough Correctional Institution in Riverview is one of 7 state prisons and 4 work camps targeted for closure by the end of June. So how does the DOC deci...

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Hillsborough Correctional Institution; the battle to keep it open

02/03/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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Today we’re going to talk about state prisons, specifically, one located right here in Hillsborough County – the Hillsborough Correctional Institution in Riverview. It’s one of 7 state prisons and 4 work camps targeted for closure at the end of June by the Department of Corrections. HCI is what’s known as a “faith and character based” facility for women and currently houses about 300 inmates.

Now normally you would think the closing of a prison would be welcomed news – b...

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