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Rehberg sticks up for Hardin jail


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MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer HELENA

U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg is sticking up for the brand new and vacant Hardin jail, while taking issue with a state plan to possibly build its own new prison. Rehberg sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Brian Schweitzer critical of a coming recommendation from a Corrections Department advisory committee. That long-term plan says a new 900-bed prison in Billings may be needed 10 or more years down the road to deal with projected inmate population growth. "It's a little hard to understand why the state is considering building new prisons while a brand new fac...

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