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Updated: 02/22/2014 08:00:01AM

Mentally ill do not belong in our jails

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In 2002, Florida began to close mental treatment facilities across the state, including G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital in Arcadia.

That treatment center, with 94 buildings that still stand on 1,200 acres, sits empty after several ideas on how best to utilize the state-owned facility have fallen by the wayside.

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