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STATEMENT: Rep. Miller on Governor Dayton's Appleton Prison Comments

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

State Representative Tim Miller (R-Prinsburg), chief author of legislation that would re-open the Appleton prison, issued the following statement after Governor Dayton commented today about his proposal:

 

"The Governor's Office is not leading on this issue, especially considering a commissioner has said that we have an overcrowded prison crisis. Months ago he proposed spending $140 million for new prison beds and that proposal was taken off the table after the Appleton prison was found to be a viable option. It's time for Governor Dayton to finally address this crisis by supporting the re-opening of the Prairie Correctional Facility and providing hundreds of good-paying union jobs to unemployed Swift County residents."