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December 19, 2011 12:00 AM

Leavenworth would welcome another U.S. prison, mayor says

Construction of a second federal prison in Leavenworth would bring hundreds of long-term jobs, Mayor Mark Preisinger said in assuring federal officials that residents would welcome the project. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons is considering building a new facility on the grounds of the U.S. Penitentiary to house about 1,500 medium-security inmates.

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