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Leonard "Faith-Based" Private Prison Decision Delayed Again

According to a source in Fannin County, the Leonard City Council has again delayed a vote on the private "faith-based" prison proposed by Correctional Concepts, Inc. The proposal has been met with considerable opposition from community members concerned that the prison won't help the city's economy and that constitutional questions may prevent the prison from ever opening. At this month's meeting, a number of community members spoke against the prison proposal. Here is a visual representation of some of the opposition the prison proposal has evoked:

We reported last month that Correctional Concepts has failed in attempts to site prisons in at least 8 other Texas counties. A representative of the city of Leonard who spoke at last month's meeting stated that opposition to the prison was the work of Satan himself. We'll keep you updated on the prison proposal and opposition in Leonard.

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