Jefferson County http://wlrn.org en How Florida Prison Reform Could Impact Small Town Jobs http://wlrn.org/post/how-florida-prison-reform-could-impact-small-town-jobs <p>MONTICELLO, Fl. -- Late in the 1980s, crime was rising, prisons were filling up and Florida needed new places to build prisons. But a grim penitentiary full of criminals was a gift that few counties wanted back then. &nbsp;</p><div><p>Jefferson County, just east of Tallahassee, was different. Then, as now, under populated and desperately poor, it saw an opportunity and it did something unusual.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:24:42 +0000 Rick Stone 1667 at http://wlrn.org How Florida Prison Reform Could Impact Small Town Jobs