Meth Fuels Minn. Inmate Surge; Building Planned

Amid an influx of methamphetamine cases, Minnesota’s prison population is growing fast. Officials say building cells will cost taxpayers more than $100 million over the next several years, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Projections from the state corrections department show inmate population reaching nearly 10,000 by mid-2011, compared with 7,579 this year. In 1985, the
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