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State hoping to use former prison site in Mansfield for high school

Officials say they have been searching for an adequate site to replace Windham Tech for over a decade.

MANSFIELD, Conn — State officials are working on a plan that would transform the site of a former prison in Mansfield into a technical high school.

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The University of Connecticut, which had taken control of the former Bergin Correctional Institution in Mansfield in 2015, on Wednesday transferred the 35-acre site and 25 adjoining acres back to the state Office of Policy and Management.

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Paul Hinsch, the state’s policy director for asset management, said officials have been searching for an adequate site to replace Windham Tech for over a decade.

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He says the plans call for tearing down the prison buildings and putting a new school on the site.

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