Floyd Co. Prison Reopening Under State Lease
Kentucky officials announced plans Friday to lease a private prison in Floyd County that will house hundreds of inmates.
The 650-bed facility in Wheelwright will be run by the state, providing needed space for medium-security inmates.
The venture will help alleviate the backlog of inmates placed in overburdened county jails while awaiting transfer to state prisons. The state plans to lease the prison from Tennessee-based CoreCivic. The proposed lease would last for 10 years.
The facility, once known as Otter Creek, last housed inmates in 2012.
Source: MG News
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