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Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal has announced that Torrington, Wyo., will be the site of the state's new medium-security prison. Selected to provide services for the conceptual design, the architectural team of DLR Group of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tobin and Associates of Cheyenne, Wyo., were involved in the gathering, review and scoring of the initial site proposals, which included the cities of Torrington, Rawlins and Riverton, Wyo. The new facility will be a 650-bed prison that will create more than 300 jobs and allow the state to return many inmates from out-of-state prisons. Wyoming currently houses nearly 550 inmates out of state due to lack of beds. In order to bring all inmates back to Wyoming, the 2004 Wyoming State Legislature approved funding for expansion projects at each of the existing four prisons, as well as funding for the initial phase of planning of a new prison. DLR Group and Tobin and Associates have extensive experience with correctional facilities. DLR Group has designed federal prisons in Florida and Colorado and state facilities in Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska, Illinois and California, among others. The Central Production Facility at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins and the facility at the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp and Wyoming Boot Camp in Newcastle were designed by Tobin and Associates. For more information, visit
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Title Annotation:Private Sector News; announces formation of a new prison
Publication:Corrections Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2005
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