Berlin, NH prison is nearly two-thirds done

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A spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons says construction of the federal prison in Berlin, N.H., is nearly two-thirds done.

While work has slowed down because of the winter, Thomas Webber of the Bureau of Prisons says it will increase again as the weather gets warmer.

Earlier this month, the bureau hired Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. of Pasadena, Calif., to provide construction management services.

Webber said the contract is for 11 people, primarily estimators and inspectors.

The team of Bell Corporation and Heery International was selected in May 2007 to design and build the 1,150-bed prison. Site work got under way that fall.

Last summer, there were about 280 people working on the construction. Webber said construction is scheduled to be completed in September 2010.

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