States Struggle to Find New Uses for Closed Prisons

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The end of the line for Tennessee's Brushy Mountain penitentiary came in 2009, when the state closed the century-old facility. The local landmark sat unused until Pete Waddington came upon it and hatched a plan to turn the 280-acre site into a distillery, with a restaurant and prison tours, Governing reports. After he overcomes many bureaucratic obstacles, Waddington figures the . . .

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