Private Utah firm wants to house federal prisoners in MIss.

Private Utah firm wants to house federal prisoners in MIss.

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Leflore County officials say private company is bidding to house federal prisoners at the shuttered Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Leflore County officials say private company is bidding to house federal prisoners at the shuttered Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood.

Chancery Clerk Sam Abraham tells the Greenwood Commonwealth that if the deal goes through, Management and Training Corporation of Centerville, Utah, may have to build the county a new jail.

Leflore County supervisors this week wrote a letter in support of MTC's effort to house federal inmates, which could bring in 300 jobs.

Abraham says the county could get a new jail out of the deal because federal rules don't allow local inmates to be housed in the same facility as federal inmates.

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Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth

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