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Although this deteriorating cell made for an interesting changing room for actors during filming of a movie inside prison walls, pealing paint and mold creates a challenge to preserving the old Missouri State Penitentiary. (File photo)

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Senator: Nixon concerned about MSP

Further testing needed at old prison; goal is to resume tours in 2014

After weeks of silence from the state on the old Missouri State Penitentiary, one state official says Gov. Jay Nixon is very concerned about the situation and understands the urgency of finding a solution.

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Structural threats next on prison tour

No matter who owns the land at the Missouri State Penitentiary, the Jefferson City Historic Preservation Commission is more concerned about the condition of the three most historic buildings.


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