CHICAGO -- A financially troubled rent-a-cell prison in Minnesota that finally reached capacity last month is now trying to discharge more than 150 Puerto Rican inmates and replace them with prisoners from Colorado.

The Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, Minn., charged Puerto Rico's Administration of Corrections with breach of contract and tried to return inmates to the island last week. But corrections officials in Puerto Rico contested the move in federal court, and won a temporary restraining order that bars the prison administrators from sending the inmates home for now.

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