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Thursday, February 17, 2005

Senate budget writers want to know cost of women's prison

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. - The cost for North Dakota's women's prison is expected to climb in the next two years, and Republican lawmakers want to see the price tag before settling on a spending figure for the state corrections department.

The women's prison has been plagued by missed deadlines and cost overruns since September 2003, when the former Roman Catholic boarding school in Hettinger County was designated as the home for North Dakota's female prisoners.

The state's contract with the prison expires at the end of June, and Senate budget writers are eager to find out how much a new two-year agreement will cost.


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