DECATUR- The Decatur Adult Transition Center was on the chopping block in February, but now it's been cut. Today the 22 people who work here received a letter letting them know they're all losing their jobs.
The center houses more than a hundred inmates, with the goal of turning criminal offenders into law abiding citizens. Those inmates at the Decatur Transition Center work in the community for a paycheck or for mandatory community service.
The facility costs more than 2 million a year to operate and the governor says closing it will save the state money.
There was some hope these doors would stay open when lawmakers approved money to keep them open just last month. But now, they will have to close their doors for good come August 31st.