Community leaders get firsthand look at TCI

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By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer

Block walls barely taller than waist-high give a modicum of privacy between the line of toilets that face an open bank of showers.

A small span of concrete floors separates the communal bathroom from the open bay of sleeping bunks. Metal bunk beds flank the walls and circle even more beds arranged in neat lines in the center of the room.

PHOTO: Florida Department of Corrections Deputy Secretary Timothy Cannon, left, joined TCI K-9 Sgt. Eric Sadler and Colonel Leona Collins in welcoming business and community leaders to the institution’s second Community Partnership Event. In addition to an overview of the prison’s impact on the local economy, the presentation also included a tour of the main compound.

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