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    Negotiators reach deal to fund new women’s prison in N.H.

    New Hampshire House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on a public works budget for the next two years that contains funding for a new women’s prison. The deal struck Tuesday includes $38 million for a 224-bed women’s prison and transitional facility in Concord near the men’s prison. The project is the largest single item in the proposed budget. The bill calls for the design to include enough land for possible expansion to 350 beds in the future.