- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont town is waiting for the state to get its finances in order so it can get a proposed agreement on the future use of a work camp.

The Caledonian Record reports (https://bit.ly/28RRdJ1 ) the state Department of Corrections is proposing to fill 50 empty beds at Caledonia Community Work Camp in St. Johnsbury with prisoners who committed offenses beyond work camp eligibility.

If the town accepts, the state will provide it with $1 million to address blighted buildings and will increase its public service payment by $30,000. Town officials had been expecting a draft contract from the department but have learned that the state is still trying to figure out where some of the money is coming from.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, https://www.caledonianrecord.com

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