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Viewpoint: Sorting out Minnesota's prison system

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You probably know that there are two prisons in Washington County: The Stillwater prison (which is actually in Bayport) and the Oak Park Heights prison. Did you know that there are also eight other prisons in Minnesota? Nine are for men. The state's only women's prison is in Shakopee. Why are there so many prisons? Aren't they all the same?

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