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Legislators support $67 million prison remodel

Published 08/22/2008, Associated Press

A group of lawmakers has settled on a $67 million plan for new construction and remodeling at North Dakota’s state penitentiary after discarding proposals to spend three times that much to replace the prison. The blueprint endorsed Thursday by the Legislature’s interim Correctional Facility Review Committee includes a new cell block, a medical clinic, new segregation cells for prisoners with disciplinary problems and an expanded orientation center for new inmates.

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