The original request for proposals for a 500-bed jail to hold undocumented immigrants has been upped to 1,000 beds.
There’s no immediate need for a private prison in Wyoming, but the ongoing prison conversation will keep companies and legislators interested.
Wyoming considers throwing good money after bad at the state prison, gambling with the safety of inmates and prison staff.
Wyoming entered into a contract with private prison company CoreCivic and its human rights history is atrocious, ex-ACLU attorney Linda Burt writes.
Private prisons and their corporate owners have a long history of inadequate services and mistreatment of inmates.