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Malloy's Proposes Closing Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center To Cut Costs

Gov. Dannel Malloy is proposing cutting spending by more than $922 million that would include the closure of the juvenile detention center in Bridgeport.
Gov. Dannel Malloy is proposing cutting spending by more than $922 million that would include the closure of the juvenile detention center in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky, File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Under new proposed spending cuts presented by Gov. Dannel Malloy, one of the targets would be the juvenile detention center in Bridgeport at a savings of $11 million, according to the Connecticut Post.

If closed, some 130 staff positions would be eliminated. Juveniles housed in the facility would be moved to a detention center in Hartford, which has open space, said the Connecticut Post.

Overall, the governor is working to reduce spending by $922 million next year. Much of that would be achieved by taking away money from towns and cities, and from education. In addition, layoffs of state workers would continue, added the Connecticut Post.

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