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McDonough Keeps Corrections

January 10th, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

Governor Charlie Crist today reappointed Jim Mc Donough to run the state prison system. The former drug czar and Army colonel took over the agency last year amid scandal. He has instituted tougher ethics and physical fitness requirements for employees. Mc Donough is one of only two Bush holdovers. Under Jeb Bush, he inherited a faith based prison initiative . Mc Donough says the faith based prisons are being studied to see if they will continue.

“They, of course, are related to getting the recidivism rates down. At the same time we’re doing that, we’re doing more on the education… more on the vocational training… more on substance abuse treatment. So it’s the entire package that we

Florida has three faith based prison facilities.

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