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Deep cuts in state payments in Virginia for community care programs for troubled youth and people with mental disabilities are on the table in response to Gov. Bob McDonnell's call for agencies to recommend ways to control costs.

Records obtained by the Staunton News Leader show the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services recommended saving about $32 million by closing mental health hospitals in Falls Church and Danville.

The department says additional savings could come from cutting services to community mental health services, case management and day treatment services.

The Department of Corrections proposed closing two prisons and six small correctional centers.

A McDonnell spokeswoman says he is reviewing the proposals.

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