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Prison company pursuing Wyoming immigration detention center

 

January 9, 2018



Prison company pursuing Wyoming immigration detention center

CASPER (AP) — A private prison company is proposing to build an immigration detention facility in southwest Wyoming.

Utah-based Management & Training Corporation approached Uinta County and Evanston officials recently with its proposal to build a center to house about 600 detainees for the Salt Lake City office of the U.S. Department of Immigration and Custom Enforcement. The office serves Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Montana.

Many local community leaders support the project for the jobs and revenue, but opponents note the company ha...



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