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WUCF talks with new head of Florida Department of Corrections , Julie Jones

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The Florida Department of Corrections is the third largest state prison system in the country. This week on Metro Center Outlook, host Dr. Diane Trees sits down with the new Florida Department of Corrections Secretary, Julie Jones, to discuss her priorities and challenges to reform the prison system.

“Understanding the extent of the population that’s mentally ill and making sure that we have services to provide treatment, both therapeutic and drugs,” said Jones, adding the number of mentally ill in the prison population was her biggest surprise in her new position.

Metro Center Outlook airs each Sunday on WUCF TV at 9 a.m.