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Marion Prison to be Replaced

Marion Prison To Be Replaced

It's gonna get worse, fellas. A March 30th report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons says the BOP is going to replace the federal prison at Marion, Illinois, with a new maximum-security penitentiary in Florence, Colorado.

Marion was built in the early `60s to replace Alcatraz Island. It holds about 400 prisoners and is the U.S. government's only level 6 (most secure) prison.

The money for the new ultra-max prison is already in the 1990 budget. Officials said nothing would change at Marion during the 2-1/2 years it will take to build the new prison.

Reports say that Marion was not built for the super-high security mission it has been given in recent years. BOP officials want to "start from scratch" with a whole new joint.

"There is something rotten in the very core of a social system in which crime grows even faster than the size of the population."

Karl Marx & Friedrich Engles
Collected Works, Vol. 13,
Page 515, Russian Edition

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