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Lights are on But Nobody's Home

Six years ago, Rhode Island Corrections Director A.T. Wall pitched an idea to lawmakers: Why not build a new cutting-edge `reintegration center ‘ for problem inmates on the verge of being paroled? His plan was to put nearly 200 inmates together in a renovated building on prison grounds.

Now, five years after construction began and $17.5 million later, the building is still vacant – although it’s well-lit and heated -day and night. So what happened? Jim Hummel gets the answers in this week’s Hummel Report investigation.