Behind the Headline: ‘One prison company out, another in on Evanston ICE jail’

A controversial plan for an immigration jail in Wyoming has been a topic of discussion for nearly two years. But last month the for-profit prison company heading that project in Uinta County withdrew its interest. Still,…

A controversial plan for an immigration jail in Wyoming has been a topic of discussion for nearly two years. But last month the for-profit prison company heading that project in Uinta County withdrew its interest. Still, that doesn’t mean the plan is dead. In fact, government officials in Uinta County are working to see the project to fruition, though they haven’t been updating the public on their recent moves. WyoFile reporter Andrew Graham uncovered these developments in one of his recent stories for WyoFile.

Above: Advocacy group WyoSayNo learned that for-profit prison company Management Training Corporation had withdrawn its interest through a records request and provided those documents to WyoFile. That information helped set Graham’s story in motion. The group celebrated the company’s withdrawal at an event in August, before news broke of another for-profit prison company’s interest.

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Robyn launched KHOL's news department. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Wyoming for the last decade and her work has aired on NPR stations throughout the West. When she's not sweating deadlines, Robyn sustains her nomadic heart by traveling the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow @TheNomadicHeart

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