The state budget approved by the General Assembly contains $14.3 million to operate the River North Correctional Facility, plus an additional $3.5 million to get it open by October.
By Staff Reports
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:00 am (Updated: February 27, 7:00 am)
INDEPENDENCE — It’s finally official.
A long-dormant state prison in Grayson County is set to open in October, after the Virginia General Assembly approved a revised $87.4 billion spending plan that includes a total of $18 million to open the River North Correctional Center near Independence.
The General Assembly adjourned its 2013 session in Richmond on Feb. 23 and both the Senate and House of Delegates approved a budget that included the prison money.
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