Sheridan Out of Prison Race

Sheridan, WY – The City of Sheridan is now out of the running for the state's new medium-security prison. At a meeting Thursday, two of three Sheridan County commissioners said they would not support a bid by the community to land the new prison. Sheridan Mayor Jim Wilson says since one body of elected officials doesn't support the plan and there's no strong community support, the city leaders wouldn't debate the issue any further. Several residents were concerned about social changes a jail would bring and the belief a prison would hurt Sheridan's appearance and image.