Groundbreaking set for new prison near Aliceville

By: AP News
By: AP News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Groundbreaking has been scheduled for
the state's first all-female federal prison.

The prison will be built on 120 acres in southwest Pickens
county near Aliceville and the groundbreaking will be held
Wednesday morning.

State Rep. Alan Harper is Aliceville's director of economic
development and said site preparation work has been under way for
the new prison.

The prison will be part of the Federal Correctional Complex in
Aliceville and will house 1,300 medium-security inmates and have
350 employees. It is set to open in 2011.

Harper said construction should cost about $185 million and
involve 500 to 600 workers.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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