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November 22, 2002

OCILLA - South Georgia lawmakers are trying to save Irwin County's Parole Revocation Center. The 300-bed facility is supposed to close next week. Only 80 inmates are there and the state can't justify spending money to keep it open. The Corrections Department wants to relocate the 80 non-violent offenders to Hart County.

If it closes, 58 jobs would be eliminated. Irwin Commission Chairman Armomd Morris says he's calling on everyone from the Governor-elect to the new Speaker of the House to intervene and keep the jobs in Irwin County.

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