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Letter: Opening Collins Street prison for tours a great idea

To the Editor:

Last night at the city council meeting, the museum gave a fantastic presentation about opening the Collins Street Joliet prison for tours.

They had definitely done their homework. They made a comparison to other prison attractions but specifically focused on Eastern State Penitentiary, which was in worse repair when their work began.

Now it profits $1.7 million annually. This is a great opportunity for our city and I encourage residents to let the council know if you support it.

There are some roadblocks but we should encourage our council and mayor to find solutions so that we can bring in more revenue and jobs, as well as stimulate the economy and help lower crime in the area! 

Rachel Ventura

Joliet

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