Prison Opens In Berlin, NH

10/19/12 6:06AM

In New Hampshire, a new prison is officially opening Friday morning in Berlin.

The prison is expected to create about 340 local jobs and provide a $40 million economic boost to the region.

The facility is housing medium and minimum security inmates and can hold up to 1,700 prisoners.

Federal Bureau of prison officials have said many of them will be serving sentences for drug- and firearms-related crimes.

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