|Prisons chief Michael Randle said submission of the paperwork should not indicate the federal government is prepared to buy the prison but said in a letter to the commission that it is crucial to take the key preliminary steps.
The prison is located near the Mississippi River and has been used sparingly for several years. The maximum security portion of the prison has not been used since construction in 2001.
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