Okla. Town Suffers As Prison Closes In Phone Flap

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/13/national/13PRIS.html The economy of Sayre in western Oklahoma, population 4,114, has been wrecked by the closure of a private prison. Nearly 1,000 criminals were transfered out of Sayre this summer, eliminating 225 jobs and a third of the government's revenues, the New York Times says. The prison shut down in a controversy over the cost of phone calls by inmates. Plans for a new City Hall have been halted indefinitely. The city has delayed . . .

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