State plans to add beds, not close Rifle prison

PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON—Rifle Correctional Center, a minimum-security facility, will remain open, the state Department of Corrections says, and would receive some of the 122 additional beds budgeted for prisons around the state.



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PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON—Rifle Correctional Center, a minimum-security facility, will remain open, the state Department of Corrections says, and would receive some of the 122 additional beds budgeted for prisons around the state.

Amid concern that the Rifle Correctional Center again might be targeted for closure for budget reasons, the Colorado Department of Corrections says plans are not just to keep it open, but to…




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