Nebraska newest prison will soon open for business. The first inmates arrive at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution later this month. It will open in three phases, eventually housing nearly 1,000 prisoners, including the most serious offenders in state custody.
The new prison was built to ease overcrowding in Nebraska's prisons - the state penitentiary alone has nearly 500 more inmates than capacity. People living near the prison hope it serves another purpose - boosting the local economy. That's why they spent more than $2 million to bring it to southeast Nebraska.
"Statewide's" Mike Tobias takes you inside for a tour of the $73 million facility, and looks at the impact on its neighbors outside the walls.