Sheridan Still in Race for Prison

Sheridan, WY – Contrary to some press reports, the city of Sheridan remains in the running to be home to the state's new medium security prison. But Sheridan Area Development Alliance Director Bill Bailey says they need to hear community support for a prison before they pursue it with the state. Bailey says he's unsure if that backing is there. He told the Sheridan Press that he hasn't heard of much support. But he says that comment was only in regard to the limited conversation he's heard. Bailey says the clock is ticking if they are going to formally enter the prison competition. The deadline for proposals is September 24th. Bailey says it's possible a public hearing will be held to gauge opinions in about two weeks.