On June 12 a board will make a recomendation to Montana's govener on their choice of an operator of a 500 bed private prison (will probably be expanded to 1200 by 2002). WHC and CCA are apparently the frontrunners. Contract is to be awarded by July 1. Will keep you posted.
A private prison selection committee has ranked the 5 bidders for MT's first private prison. Here are the results: Co. name, points, rate per day (per inmate) CCA --- 1019 points, $52.00 per dayWHC --- 1013 points, $60.97 per dayCornell Corrections, Inc. --- 866 points, $62.44 per dayManagement Training Co. --- 733 points, $49.59 per dayCapital Correction Co. ---- 557 points, $51.56 per dayCCA and WHC to make "last and best" offers on June 8th with the final decision coming June 19. The prison would open in late 1999. Possible expansion to 1500 inmates (correction from previous post of 1200) by 2002.