$12M OK’d For Design Work On Rebuild Of NW Indiana Prison

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Indiana Public Media on 06/27/2021 by Associated Press

The State Budget Committee has approved spending $12 million for engineering and design work on a planned $400 million rebuild of a deteriorating state prison in northwest Indiana.

The budget committee approved the funding Wednesday for the Indiana Department of Correction to begin architectural and engineering design work at the Westville Correctional Facility, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported.

DOC officials said nearly all of the 76-year-old prison will be demolished and rebuilt on the 117-acre property, including inmate housing, administration, programming and treatment facilities.