The Georgia Department of Corrections will close Metro State Prison in DeKalb County in April to save $19.1 million, Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens told legislators Wednesday.
Metro State is a maximum-security prison for women that has about 700 beds.
Kristen Stancil, a spokeswoman for the department, said by phone that the women would be moved to other state facilities.
"It's due to the budget cuts," Stancil said. More... PaisonerPal.com