Harrisburg, Worthing Mayors Weigh In On Planned Prison Site

(Lincoln County, SD) — Plans for a new men’s prison in Lincoln County is not sitting well with many locals. It’s been nearly two weeks since the South Dakota Department of Corrections announced the proposal. Worthing Mayor Crystal Jacobson says she has learned little about the prison besides the location that’s between Canton and Harrisburg. Harrisburg Mayor Derick Wenck says a lot of people in Harrisburg feel that there’s better locations for it along the interstate system or even in an industrial area would be more suitable. According to the DOC, the estimated end of construction won’t come until 2028.

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