Hendry Correctional Institution to close June 1st
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HENDRY CONTY, Fla. - The Florida Department of Corrections is closing seven prisons and four work camps. The closures taking place at facilities in south and central Florida, including the Hendry Correctional Institution just souteast of Immokalee.
The closure of the Hendry facility will eliminate 350 jobs. No prisoners will be released early as a result of the consolidation plan. The D-O-C says fewer inmates coming in has led to a surplus of prison beds. Inmates at the prisons and camps slated for closure will be relocated to other facilities.