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A nonprofit group in the Hutchinson area is working to turn an abandoned nursing home complex into a transitional stop for inmates just released from prison.
The group, called Prairie Lighthouse, recently bought the buildings with the goal of converting them into a place where inmates can live, learn skills and earn some money as they move back into society.
One of the board's members, Glenn Miller Sr., says Prairie Lighthouse is a Christian organization made up of Mennonite churches in Reno County.
The Hutchinson News reports Prairie Lighthouse plans to have one building house the inmates and another to teach the inmates trades. The plans are in the early stages, with the group having filed for a special-use permit with the city of South Hutchinson.