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Sirens & Gavels archive for Nov. 20, 2010

SATURDAY, NOV. 20, 2010

In this Feb. 14, 2007 file photo taken from a boat, the McNeil Island Correctional Center in Washington state is shown. Washington state said Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, that it will close the McNeil Island Corrections Center in April, 2011, to save money. McNeil Island is also home to the state's Special Commitment Center, where sexually violent predators are indefinitely held for treatment after completing their prison sentences, but that facility will remain open. (Ted Warren /  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File))

State to close prison on McNeil Island

(AP) — State officials said Friday it will close the McNeil Island Corrections Center on April 1, the third Department of Corrections prison to close in the past year as officials grapple with a growing budget deficit.The McNeil Island prison is the least efficient in…

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