Mayor: State should expand private prison
September 15, 2009
Shelby city leaders say the state Department of Corrections should consider the private prison in Shelby when it increases the number of state prison beds. Last month, the Montana Corrections Advisory Council recommended the state provide up to 512 additional beds for male inmates to meet a projected increase in the number of prisoners by 2015. The council did not specify how or where the state would increase the number of prison beds. S h e l by Mayo r La r r y Bonderud and Toole County Commissioner Allan Underdal say state officials should consider adding beds to the private C...