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After Prison Closes, What Happens to Dwight?

After Prison Closes, What Happens to Dwight?

One year after it closed, the future of the former Dwight Correctional Center remains uncertain. The facility was shuttered in 2013 as a cost-cutting measure.

The state’s Department of Central Management Services is expected to conduct an appraisal of the property. If no state agencies are interested in taking it over, a private party could buy the facility.

Dwight village administrator Kevin McNamara says all utilities have been shut off and it would take “a lot of money” to get the property back into useful shape. McNamara says most of the people who worked at the prison have found new jobs, but Dwight is still feeling the loss of sales tax revenue.

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