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State plans to buy privately run prison in Marana

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PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona intends to purchase a privately run state prison but still have it run by a commercial company.

The state will pay $150,000 to buy the Marana Community Correctional Treatment Facility, a 500-bed minimum security prison that houses prisoners with drug and alcohol problems.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that a provision in contracts for the state's five privately-run prisons allows the state to buy each as the contract expires.

Legislative budget analysts say the state could save $850,000 annually.

The department is seeking bids from companies interested in running the prison after the state takes possession in October.

Utah-based Management and Training Corp. has managed the prison since it opened in 1994 and a spokesman says the company will submit a bid to continue running it.

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