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Leflore supervisors approve private prison deal

prison-d7f96423c0e1ee1b55c455b9266cf9d28a3d17a5-s6-c30GREENWOOD — Leflore County is agreeing to sell additional land outside the current Delta Correctional Facility’s fences to help a private prison operator in its pursuit of a contract to house federal inmates there.

Utahbased Management and Training Corp. is bidding on Federal Bureau of Prisons contract. It would need to expand the currently shuttered facility to house 1,400 to 1,600 federal inmates the inmates.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Delta Correctional was previously run by private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America of Nashville. It closed in January 2012. A portion of it continues to be used as the Leflore County Jail.

Federal law prohibits the housing of federal inmates with state or local inmates. That means, MTC would be required to construct a new jail for the county.

 

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