- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - Structural problems at the Wyoming State Penitentiary are expected to be costly.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1fKU6iJ ) that construction officials told the State Building Commission Wednesday that recent tests have found floor slabs that will have to be replaced in several areas of the prison in addition to the cracks in the walls and elevation changes under the site that prompted monitoring.

A cost estimate to fix the problems is expected to be released in the next month or so. Officials say they do not want to speculate on the cost, but said it will be significant.

Built in 2001, the Wyoming State Penitentiary complex includes a high-security prison, administration buildings and a central production facility.

The prison can hold about 750 inmates.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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