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Old 06-22-2006, 11:34 PM
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Default Ground Broken for Graceville Prison

New Prison Expected To Provide Some 300 Jobs
( Air Date: 6/19/2006 )The ground has been broken and now construction will begin on a $70-million state prison just south of Dothan.
The prison, located in Graceville, is expected to create about 300 jobs--many of which are likely to be filled by people from Houston County. It`s only 4 miles from the county line to the Graceville town limits.
The annual payroll is expected to surpass $13 million with a total economic impact of nearly $75 million per year.
"This is a great day for Jackson County and the state of Florida, but, most importantly, it is a great day for the city of Graceville," said Represenative Mari Coley.
Coley was joined at the groundbreaking ceremonies by Rep. Don Brown, Senator Al Lawson and Rep. Allen Bense, Florida Speaker of the House.
The prison is expected to open in mid-2007.



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Jackson County is home to five state prisons. Monday morning community leaders officially broke ground on the sixth.
Although construction has been underway for some time, it wasn't until the governor signed the state budget a few weeks ago that the money to build this new prison was secured.
The prison will cost nearly $70 million. It will create more than 300 new jobs with an annual payroll of at least $13 million. The total economic impact on the Graceville area is estimated to be $60 to $70 million a year.
Gary Clark of West Florida Electric Cooperative is one of the community leaders working hard on the project.
"We've been working on this for about 10 years now. West Florida Electric, in cooperation with the city and the county, have been really striving to acquire a new facility and bring some jobs into this community," he says.
The new prison is scheduled to open by the beginning of 2008.

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ok, like florida doesnt already have enough prisons??
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Old 06-26-2006, 04:49 PM
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Man they act like they are building a disney land for the inmates. What do you need a groundbreaking ceremony for??? 6 prisons in one county is just too much. If they would do more to HELP the inmates they wouldnt need so many prisons. Its rediculous.
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5 prisons.....some state some fed. main unit plus 2 work camps for the state......fed camp in marianna possible work release too
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The sad thing is, is that Jackson County is run by a crooked Sheriff, and his cronies. All you have to do is look at them wrong, and they will throw you in jail. They have repeatidly broke the Florida open records law, and if you go to policeabuse.org you can see that they scored an "F" as an agency. They are a bunch of crooks, who steal, sell drugs, lie, and they get away with it. They shot my husband, but the officer didn't even have to write an incident report. He wasn't drug tested, and ran and hid for 5 days before he talked to the state's attorney in which he is kin to. They are all either kin some way, or cover for each other. I was a correctional officer in Jackson county and my dad has been in Law endforcement for 35 years, 15 of which has been in Jackson county, and I can honestly say I know the down low on all of them. 90% of them need to be behind bars, and never let out. They need to put more money into investigating the unsolved murders in Jackson county, but when they are the ones who are doing it, then the investigation goes nowhere. Jackson county really needs to be investigated by the FBI, because FDLE told me quote "We don't police the police." Well, my question is, isn't it their JOB? Just one more way of covering up for each other. The whole state of Florida all the way up to the governer is corrupt. And the LAST thing we need is another prison.
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