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Mitchellville women's prison expands

MITCHELLEVILLE (KWWL)-- The Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville will be expanding. Ground has been broken on the $68 million expansion and renovation.

The project is planned to be completed in January 2013.  The new facility will have 888 beds.  The prison currently can hold 445 inmates, but as of the groundbreaking there were 564 inmates there.  

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