State says it will close Detroit-area prison in 2009

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The state says it plans to close a female prison located in suburban Detroit.

The Robert Scott Correctional Facility in Wayne County's Plymouth Township will close in May 2009. It has been open since 1991.

State officials say closing the facility will save $12 million next budget year and $36 million the year after that.

Female prisoners at Scott will be transferred to the Huron Valley Complex in Ypsilanti.

The Michigan Department of Corrections made the announcement on Tuesday.

Scott is a reception center for women entering the system, and it also houses minimum-, medium- and maximum-security women prisoners.

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