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First guards begin training at prison

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Guards and other staff will be added in groups leading up to the prison's October opening. By then, the medium-security facility will employ an expected 350 people.

By Ben Bomberger, Reporter

INDEPENDENCE — The first of numerous sets of correctional officers began their three-month training Friday at the River North Correctional Center in Grayson County.
Ben Wright, warden of the soon-to-open prison, updated the Grayson Board of Supervisors on the progress of the facility as he begins building his staff of nearly 350.
“This has been a night that’s been long coming for us,” said Supervisors Chairman Mike Maynard during the board’s regular monthly meeting last week.
“Welcome to Grayson County,” he told Wright.


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