Among Uses for Closed Prisons: Movie Studio, Distillery

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Since 2011, at least 22 states have closed or announced closures for 94 prisons and juvenile facilities, resulting in the elimination of over 48,000 prison beds and an estimated cost savings of over $345 million, says The Sentencing Project. The opportunity to downsize has been brought about by declines in prison populations and increasing challenges of managing older facilities. The . . .

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