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Appleton prison may reopen, house California prisoners


APPLETON -- The Prairie Correction Facility at Appleton may reopen in 2012 and house prisoners from California.

According to a news release from Corrections Corporation of America, the owner of the vacant prison, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation intends to award a new contract to CCA to manage up to 3,256 offenders at the Appleton facility and CCA's Crowley County Correctional Facility in Colorado.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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