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Appleton prison one of four options under consideration by ICE to house prisoners
by Reed Anfinson
With the Trump Administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, there is a growing demand for prison space around the country including the Upper Midwest.
It has given renewed hope for those who are pushing for the reopening of the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton that it could once again become an economic boost to the area’s economy.
At one time, the 1,640-bed Prairie Correctional Facility (PCF) employed 350 people from 24 surrounding counties and generated an estimated $15.2 million in economic vitality for the region. However, owner CoreCivic closed the facility in February 2010. Though it has sat empty, the private prison company has kept a minimal maintenance staff in place and invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in its upkeep.
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