New Jersey closes prison

    News that New Jersey is closing a prison just north of the Ben Franklin Bridge has Camden leaders excited about redeveloping a prime piece of the city’s waterfront. The North Camden neighborhood resisted the prison’s construction in the early 1980s, and has been eagerly anticipating its end ever since. WHYY’s Denis Devine has the story.

    News that New Jersey is closing a prison just north of the Ben Franklin Bridge has Camden leaders excited about redeveloping a prime piece of the city’s waterfront. The North Camden neighborhood resisted the prison’s construction in the early 1980s, and has been eagerly anticipating its end ever since. WHYY’s Denis Devine has the story.

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