Prison Decision Coming Next Week?

Cheyenne, Wy – The three finalists for the new medium security prison will be reviewed Thursday and Friday and a recommended site could be announced next week. Corrections Director Bob Lampert says they will review Riverton, Rawlins and Torrington, give them scores and should be able to make a clear cut recommendation. Supporters of having the prison placed in their community believe it will have a major economic impact. Lampert says small communities with prisons do well if they go after other types of economic development and some businesses are attracted by the prison.
On the flip side, there are those who don't want the prison because of negative impacts. Lampert says those negatives are minimal at best. It will be up to legislators to either accept Lampert's recommendation or pick their own site.