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Mayor Parker unveils plan for sobering center

Houston Mayor’s Office | 2/28/2012

Houston Mayor Annise Parker today unveiled the first phase of her plan to help address overcrowding in the city jail. The new approach diverts public intoxication cases from the jail to a Sobering Center to receive care from social service professionals. Located in north downtown Houston, minutes from the city jail and municipal courts, the Center is slated to open by the end of 2012 as part of a public/private partnership agreement with the Star of Hope.

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