Idaho and Vermont opt to send more prisoners out of state

Idaho and Vermont opt to send more prisoners out of state

Both states are set to send hundreds of inmates to private prisons in other area codes

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Two of the least populated states in the nation are experiencing enough prison crowding to warrant, by their estimates, the transfer of hundreds of inmates to private prison facilities in other states.

Idaho is scheduled to start housing nearly 700 inmates over 1000 miles away in GEO Group’s Eagle Pass Detention Facility. Vermont will be housing about half that number in the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility, similarly found over 1000 miles from the Green Mountain State; the Mississippi center is run by CoreCivic.

MuckRock is currently waiting on the contract details for both agreements. You can follow along with those requests with the Idaho Department of Corrections and the Vermont Department of Corrections via the request pages..

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