Nevada's prisons chief says jobs have been found for all the 27 correctional officers who were laid off when the 150-year-old Nevada State Prison closed in January.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/LLxQB5) that Corrections Director Greg Cox told state legislators most are working in other prisons, and five are now working for other state agencies.
The prison closed in January and was officially decommissioned in May.
Most inmates were moved to High Desert State Prison near Indian Springs.
The prison opened as the Nevada Territorial Prison in 1862.
No decision on its future has been made, but a Carson City group wants to convert it into a museum.
Cox has also talked about using it for mock prison riot drills and training for correctional officers from around the nation. (AP)