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The Latest: Kansas has 3 companies vying for prison project


August 4, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on problems at Kansas prisons (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

Three companies are seeking a contract with Kansas to build a new prison in Lansing to replace the state's oldest and largest lockup there.

Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood told lawmakers Thursday of the three bidders. But he declined to name them, saying staff advised him he couldn't for now.

But the Department of Administration disclosed their names to The Associated Press last month upon its request.

The bidders include Nashville-based CoreCivic and GEO Group of Boca Raton, Florida. Both run priv...

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