Torrington Lawmaker Defends Prison Site Choice

Cheyenne, Wy – While there has been a lot of talk that the communities of Riverton and Rawlins will try and override the Department of Corrections on where to put the new medium security prison a Torrington legislator is ready to do battle to keep it in his community. The Department picked Torrington after using a scoring system that placed it much higher then Riverton and Rawlins. Torrington Representative Ed Buchanan says despite complaints by the communities, who finished out of the running, he believes the whole selection process worked well. He also thinks the majority of legislators agree.
Buchanan thinks Torrington will remain the prison location, despite threats to the contrary.