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MD planning third Cumberland-area prison

Monday – 9/8/2014, 5:10pmĀ  ET

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is proposing a third state prison near Cumberland.

The Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/1pIqDmg ) reported Monday that Secretary Gregg Hershberger outlined the $15 million project in an email to local state legislators.

Hershberger says the 140-bed, minimum-security facility would be built between North Branch Correctional Institution and Western Correctional Institution in Crespatown, south of Cumberland. Each of those maximum-security prisons houses more than 1,300 inmates.

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