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CCA to close Appleton prison

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APPLETON -- Corrections Corporation of America plans to close its Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton on or about Feb. 1, 2010.

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Warden Tim Wengler notified the facility's remaining 125 employees of the decision on Friday morning.

The warden said it was difficult news to deliver, but that he remains hopeful of seeing the facility reopened.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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