Cheyenne, Wy – Laramie County commissioners unanimously approved building a 24-bed, $7.5 million juvenile detention facility.
Commissioners Tuesday voted to accept $4.6 million in federal
stimulus money for the project and build the facility at the Archer
Complex east of Cheyenne.
Commissioners were scheduled to vote on the project last week,
but delayed the vote while they examined the facility's overall
impact on the budget. Faced with the prospect of losing a state
subsidy to help pay for using a private facility, commissioners
approved the project.
Commissioners say the estimated $800,000 to $1 million a year to
operate the new facility is about what the county now spends on
housing and treating juvenile offenders.