Oklahoma Private Lockup Closes; Arizona May Use It

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http://www.newsok.com/cgi-bin/show_article?ID=1059284&pic=none&TP=getarticle The private North Fork Correctional Facility at Sayre, Ok., closed yesterday in a dispute over a telephone contract, the Oklahoman reported. The city believes the facility will reopen. "You don't spend $45 million to build a prison and pay $400,000 in property taxes each year, and then leave it vacant," said Jack McKennon, Sayre's city manager. The building is owned by Corrections Corporation of America. North Fork . . .

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