Prison Opponents Move For Ballot Issue

Riverton, Wy – Opponents of placing a medium security prison in Riverton are hoping to have enough signatures to get the issue placed on the ballot next week. The Fremont County Coalition to Stop the Medium Security Prison wants citizens to vote on whether they want the prison to be placed in the county. Meanwhile, they are also working to get the Fremont County Commissioners to reverse course and pull support from the effort. Riverton officials see the prison as a way to create more jobs in the community. Coalition member Craig Blumenshine says they want the issue on the ballot, so that citizens can have a say on whether Fremont County should be considered as a potential site.
Blumenshine says they would likely be unable to have a vote until December. State officials hope to have a recommendation on where to place the prison around the end of the year.