PRISON CONSTRUCTION FUNDING CONFIRMED
December 29, 2008
The facility designed to house sentenced inmates is projected to open in late 2011 or early 2012.
"In selling bonds in a stressed economy, we were patient and waited until conditions were right," said Commissioner Joe Schmidt.
"I don't want to celebrate a new prison, because the health of a community is not indicated by the size of its prison system. But I am pleased that we will be bringing corrections jobs home from Arizona," the Commissioner said. "I'm pleased that we will be providing construction jobs for Alaskans. And it's my hope that when this prison opens it will help successfully reintegrate offenders to be part of a productive workforce."
Neeser Construction, Inc. was selected to design and build the prison.
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