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Town Turns Prison into Artists' Colony

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Town Turns Prison into Artists' Colony

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Town Turns Prison into Artists' Colony

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The new complex in Jackson will eventually cover almost 20 acres. Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc. hide caption

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The new complex in Jackson will eventually cover almost 20 acres.

Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc.

A blue-collar, industrial city in Michigan is embracing the arts to boost its economy. City officials in Jackson are accepting applications from musicians and artists to live in a 19th-century prison.

Celeste Headlee reports for WDET in Detroit.

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