COMING UP: Prison downsizing in the area

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Only a few years ago some Missouri lawmakers were hoping to construct new prisons in response to an increasing number of inmates

However, changes in the criminal code have lead to law breakers receiving probation instead of jail time.

Now, Governor Mike Parson’s plan of eliminating some prisons and consolidating prisoners in other existing facilities has some southwestern sheriffs worried.

KSN’s Stuart Price has the details on this story tonight at 6:00 P.M.

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