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New Prison To Bring 400 Jobs To Southeastern N.C.

Posted June 27, 2005 5:25 a.m. EDT

— The state's newest prison will bring hundreds of jobs to the southeastern corner of North Carolina.

Gov. Mike Easley broke ground on the 410,000 square-foot prison in Tabor City Monday, which will employ around 400 people and house 1,000 high-security inmates.

Construction should be finished in early 2008.