Women's Prison Planned in Chillicothe

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
 The state determined in 2003 that the 525-bed Chillicothe Correctional Center should be closed. It's one of two in the state that houses female inmates. Calling the prison vital to economic growth, the city offered a 140-acre site to the state for a new prison. Yesterday officials revealed Chillicothe and the Missouri Department of Corrections are on a fast track to build the $120 million-dollar prison. Plans call for a the new prison to house up to 15-hundred inmates, almost a thousand more than the old facility holds. The prison workforce of 220 is expected to more than double.

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