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Transition Center could come to Valdosta

February 16, 2007

Valdosta - The state has a new plan to help prisoners transition successfully back into society.

Governor Sonny Perdue set aside nearly 5-hundred thousand dollars in his proposed budget to transform a vacant building near Valdosta State Prison into a transition center.

Under the plan, a current center in Savannah would shut down and move to Valdosta.

It would house about 100 beds and provide a work release program for former inmates.  "It will serve as a transition center for the Department of Corrections and inmates for the Southern Judicial circuit will be housed there as they move back into society," says State Senator Tim Golden.

The plan isn't a done deal. State lawmakers are a long way from approving the budget.

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