Torrington prison construction ahead of schedule

Torrington, Wyo. – Construction of the state's medium security prison in Torrington is ahead of schedule thanks to warm weather last month.

Buildings are up, the roofs are on, doors and windows are in and the heat is going at the site of the new correctional facility east of Torrington.

Construction superintendent Doug Brown says there are still 250 to 300 workers at the site.

Brown says the warm weather last month allowed workers to complete a good deal of outside work.

The construction is scheduled for completion in November 2009, and the facility is scheduled to open in January 2010.