“most of these kids come from single parent families. Having family support available is critical in helping them reenter normal society and not wind up down the road in a real prison. And coming from a single parent family having to travel to Miami to visit your kid is probably not going to happen.”
Kreegal said the loss of 400 jobs in a county of less of 30 thousand people would have a tremendous ripple effect. For example, workers whose families are presently insured by the state would be without health insurance and eventually could end up on the Medicaid rolls.