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Prairie Correctional Facility closing announced

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

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

Minnesota will be removing the last of its 200 inmates currently in the private facility at the end of January, and that will leave the 1,600-bed facility without any remaining inmates, according to information from CCA.

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