- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A privately-run prison in northwest New Mexico that employs about 300 staffers will close at the end of next month.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2aO2cbg) the Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan received notification earlier this week that its contract isn’t being renewed.

The center houses about 1,200 minimum-security male inmates.

Employees are being given the option of transferring to other facilities run by the Corrections Corporation of America, a private company.

CCA runs two other facilities in New Mexico. One is in Grants and the other is in Estancia.

Inmates at the Milan correctional center are being transferred to other prisons.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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