Correctional facility in Appleton to close soonCorrections Corporation of America plans to close its Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton in February.
By: Staff Report, West Central Tribune
APPLETON, Minn. — Corrections Corporation of America plans to close its Prairie Correctional Facility here in February.
Warden Tim Wengler notified the facility’s remaining 125 employees of the decision this 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 empty, according to the company.
Minnesota and the state of Washington have been slowly removing their inmates from the prison this year due to the availability of space in their own prison systems, according to the company.
The company plans to host a job fair in mid-December for the laid-off employees, and it is offering opportunities to fill openings at the other 64 correctional facilities it operates, according to a spokesman.
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