- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - The Kearney City Council is considering a resolution denouncing what some say is a lack of communication with the public over a planned federal prisoner re-entry center in the central Nebraska city.

Federal officials announced in August that Louisville, Kentucky-based Dismas Charities had been awarded a $6.7-million bid to construct a 7,500-square-foot facility, to be completed in January. The 48-bed facility will house federal prisoners who have committed nonviolent crimes and will offer supervision and support for inmates nearing release.

The Kearney Hub reports (https://bit.ly/10meP4z ) that the City Council will hold a special meeting Friday to vote on the resolution, which would state that without efforts to educate Kearney citizens, there may not be community support for the facility.

If passed, the resolution would be nonbinding.

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Information from: Kearney Hub, https://www.kearneyhub.com/


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