New State Prison

It will bring with it hundreds of new jobs, and some Graceville, Florida residents are hoping that will help boost their local economy. Plus, storeowners are looking forward to the facility's impact on their business.

A new $50 million prison employing more than 500 workers could help boost Graceville’s economy.

The new prison won't be up and running for a couple of years. It will house nearly 1,300 inmates. That's equal to about half of Graceville’s current population.