New Prison to be Built at Fort Leavenworth

By: AP
By: AP

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) _

Dubbed the Midwest Joint Regional Corrections Facility, the
prison will have space for about 500 minimum- and medium-security
inmates from all branches of the military.

The prison will be built on 40 acres near the U.S. Disciplinary
Barracks at Fort Leavenworth. It is scheduled to be operational by
the fall of 2010.

Military officials decided to close prisons at Fort Knox, Ky.,
Fort Sill, Okla., and Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and
consolidate the operations at Fort Leavenworth. When the prison is
done, the post will have about 200 new military and civilian jobs.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 20109049