Colorado Department of Corrections


Wed March 16, 2011

Southeastern Colorado Courting New Employers to Fill Fort Lyon Facility

Colorado Department of Corrections

Bent County officials are busy sketching out their next steps now that closure of Fort Lyon Correctional Facility is imminent.

The good news is leaders have more time to attract a new tenant to the building than originally thought. That’s because the Joint Budget Committee decided earlier this week change the closure date of the prison to March 1, 2011.

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Tue March 1, 2011

Budget Debate Prompts Questions about Value of Prisons to Rural Colorado

The southeastern city of Las Animas could lose its second largest employer due to budget cuts: state-run Fort Lyon Correctional Facility.
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Governor Hickenlooper’s proposed closure of Fort Lyon Correctional Facility in southeastern Colorado could save the state millions. But residents say the loss of 240 jobs in the impoverished area would be “devastating.”

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