Demolition to begin Wednesday on Camden prison

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - December 15, 2009

Demolition on Riverfront State Prison in Camden is expected to last until spring

By knocking it down, Gov. Jon Corzine is making good on a promise to city officials.

The prison was built 24 years ago amid protests. Not long after, a nearby stretch of land began to be redeveloped for tourism.

With a shrinking state prison population, state officials this year managed to shift Riverfront's inmates and employees to other facilities.

There are no firm proposals to redevelop the prison property.

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