- Associated Press - Saturday, March 26, 2016

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont state senator says a decision on the future of the Caledonia Community Work Camp in St. Johnsbury should be a done deal by the end of April.

Democratic Sen. Jane Kitchel said the future of the camp is still being decided.

Gov. Peter Shumlin in January announced plans to close the work camp, which is adjacent to the Northeast Regional Correctional Facility.

Currently about 50 beds in the 112-bed facility are vacant.

The Vermont House Committee on Corrections and Institutions has proposed filling the empty beds with 50 prisoners.

Kitchel tells the Caledonian Record (bit.ly/1VNEkEU) that lawmakers want to see if there is something that makes sense for the state and community.



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