The state plans to close Pineland in 1996, and the center's population is alread
The state plans to close Pineland in 1996, and the center's population is already down to 127, as compared to around 260 when the phaseout began in earnest two years ago. The state claims it costs $160,000 a year to support a Pineland resident, and less for the average community placement, but opponents of the closure say there is no clear financial benefit to the state's plan. Between five and ten of the 130 Pineland residents placed in the community have had to return to the center because of serious problems in the community. Details.
"The state plans to close Pineland in 1996, and the center's population is alread" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 12816.