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GOP has votes to expand session; Shelby private prison looks like a flash-point

November 11, 2017View for printing

Under its current contract with the state, CoreCivic, the prison's owner, controls a fund that contains $32 million in state money, set aside as a potential down payment for the state to buy the 20-year-old, 600-bed private prison.

The company has said it would release the money to the state, to help balance the budget - if the state agrees to extend the company's contract up to 10 years. The current contract expires in 2019.

By Mike Dennison - MTN News

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