North Carolina prisons closing

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3:44 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

N.C. Budget Agreement Closes Prisons

North Carolina legislative leaders are budgeting for a smaller prison population. The budget agreement that the Senate and House are voting on this week would close five prisons.

North Carolina Director of Prisons George Solomon said it makes sense to close five prisons – there's plenty of room elsewhere.

"We have been running in excess somewhere in the neighborhood of about 1,500 vacant beds for the last couple years since our population has declined," Solomon said.

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