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Plans in place to build new prison

by Nick Delgado

The Department of Corrections is moving forward with its plans to construct a new prison facility for Guam.  DepCor Director J.B. Palacios says several on- and off-island companies have expressed interest to do the work.

He adds the new $37 million facility will be paid for with the agency's annual budget, saying, "The legislation that has to be enacted is in language basically saying that the government of Guam has committed itself to giving the Department of Corrections an annual budget of $17 million for the next 20 years or whatnot. Also, with the rental of office rental, those are all monies that will stay within the budget and will be used to repay this loan off."

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