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To help fill a $28 million hole in their budget, the Florida Department of Corrections has announced plans to cut or eliminate several programs that help inmates readjust to life after prison – including substance abuse programs and mental health care. Broward County Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren, presiding judge of the nation’s first mental health court, weighs in on the negative impact cutting these programs could have – costing the state more in the long run.
Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren, Broward County Mental Health Court