SHAHEEN CONTINUES FIGHT TO OPEN BERLIN PRISON

Prison would provide economic boost to Northern New Hampshire

October 19, 2011

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to support the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill that would help open the Berlin prison in New Hampshire. The completed prison has sat vacant since its completion last year because of budget cuts. In the meantime, maintaining the empty prison is costing the government $4 million per year. 

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