The head of Florida's Department of Children and Families says she will not seek the job in the incoming administration of Governor-elect Charlie Crist.
Lucy Hadi's decision comes hours after she was fined $80,000 on a contempt of court charge for failing to remove mentally ill inmates from the Pinellas County Jail.
The fine is in addition to the criminal contempt charges Hadi already faces for keeping severely mentally ill inmates in jail, rather than in a state hospital.
Hadi's resignation takes effect at the end of January.
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