Video: Texas Closes Central Prison Unit

For the first time, Texas is closing a state prison. Take a look inside the historic Central Unit in Sugar Land as workers prepare it for shuttering.

For the first time, Texas is closing a state prison. Take a look inside the historic Central Unit in Sugar Land as workers prepare it for shuttering. And hear from the Sugar Land economic development director, who explains what's next for this former company town.

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