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Virginia correctional facility to open in Grayson County

Published On: Sep 25 2013 06:07:52 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 25 2013 05:26:38 PM EDT
GRAYSON COUNTY, Va. -

A new correctional facility is headed to Grayson County, Virginia.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is set to open the River North Correctional Center Wednesday afternoon.  It's the first new Virginia Department of Corrections facility since 2007.  It will employ up to 350 people.

The prison was completed in 2010 but has remained empty because of state budget problems.

The prison will house around a thousand inmates.  They will begin moving into the facility on October 7.