WPR News
11:09 pm
Thu November 11, 2004

Corrections Director Understands Dispute

Riverton, Wyoming – The Director of the Department of Corrections says he is very aware of the fact that people in Riverton that do not want a medium security prison built in Fremont County. The department is in the process of choosing a site to build the new prison and have narrowed their choices to Riverton, Rawlins and Torrington.
Director Bob Lampert says if a majority of people in Riverton show they are not in favor of the prison in a survey, it does not mean Riverton will not be chosen. Lampert says they will compute a final score before the upcoming legislative session. Lawmakers will have the ultimate say about where a prison is built.