Lakes Region residents can hear more Wednesday night about plans to redevelop the site of a former state prison in Laconia.
The Lakes Region facility was a minimum-security prison from 1991 to 2009.
For nearly 100 years before that, it was the Laconia State School – a residential facility for people with developmental disabilities. It had a documented history of abuse, neglect and overcrowding.
Now, state and local officials have to decide what to do with the scenic, 200-acre property long-term.