N.C. Budget Proposal Includes Closing Five State Prisons

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory recently put forth his proposed state budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which includes closing five state prisons.

The $20.6 billion budget plan was revealed to the public in mid-March. While the bulk of the plan focuses on education, another portion seeks to close a handful of prisons in the state. The plan would save $20.3 million during the 2013-2014 fiscal year and $34.1 million for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, according to Kim Genardo, communication’s director for the governor’s office.

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