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W.Va. weighs housing 400 prisoners in Ky.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A private prison company is the lone bidder for a contract to house up to 400 West Virginia inmates out of state.The bid received Thursday was from Corrections Corporation of America. The Charleston Gazette ( says the company would incarcerate the prisoners at the Lee Adjustment Center near Beattysville, Ky.
West Virginia Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein said he hopes to send a team to the prison later this month to conduct staff interviews and evaluate the facility.Rubenstein said the state will review the company's cost proposal in a second bid opening later this month. He said that will allow officials to determine if the arrangement makes fiscal sense.Rubenstein said corrections reforms are reducing crowding at state prisons at a faster pace than expected.
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