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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies – today announced the U.S. Penitentiary (USP) in Leavenworth will receive $356 million to construct the new Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) and a satellite Federal Prison Camp (FPC) in Leavenworth.

“After nearly 20 years of preparation, I am pleased this project is now fully funded and I look forward to breaking ground in the near future,” said Sen. Moran. “This project will bring the Leavenworth prison system into the 21st century, while also providing hundreds of jobs during the multi-year construction of the facilities. At a time when federal prisons are closing around the country, this project will secure jobs for Kansans for decades.”

“This is one of the largest federal projects undertaken in Kansas in the last few years, and I will continue to work with the city of Leavenworth and the Federal Bureau of Prisons to get this project to completion,” continued Sen. Moran. “Leavenworth officials have worked hard to get us to this point and a lot of credit and accolades go to Mayor Griswold, City Manager Kramer and those who preceded them.”

This project will replace older buildings at USP Leavenworth and help modernize the Leavenworth prison system. The new facilities will be built on land owned by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and the BOP is currently conducting an environmental impact study before construction can begin.

Congress appropriated $175 million for this project in FY2019 and the additional $181 million in FY2020.

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