Since the mid 1990s.. there has been talk of a super maximum private prison being built here.
It is now a work in progress in the form of a medium Federal security facility.
Berlin NH -once the paper mill closed that was the end of the beginning for this quaint New Hampshire mountain town.
Building the new prison may be an opportunity that Berlin needs or not?
Hurting communities are jumping at chances to have prisons built. Vacant land is sold, workers have jobs. Workers with jobs buy homes etc. Prison Industry is profitable.
At what expense?
What long term effects does a prison bring to a community?
There are so many pros and cons to the prison real estate argument.
Where do we begin?