By: Ryan Tate
A transitional institution is the term used to describe a halfway house. Poplar Bluff already has a halfway house for federal prisoners just off of Highway 67, in the same building with a drug rehabilitation facility. Later this year the facility will no longer be used as a halfway house. "There is such a need for drug rehab that the facility is too small to house both programs," Federal Program Director Nancy Mosley said.
Mosley believes the facility will have plenty of security, but some neighbors are still concerned. "I'm scared, apprehensive and mad," Debra Hitt said. Hitt lives next door to the proposed facility.