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Hillsborough Correctional Institution; the battle to keep it open

02/03/12 Lisa Marzilli
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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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