Firm's CEO seeks to reassure Kansas panel on prison costs
December 21, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A private corrections company's CEO is seeking to reassure Kansas lawmakers that a plan they're reviewing for building a new state prison is the most cost-effective option.
A joint committee on budget issues met Wednesday to review a plan for a new prison for 2,400 inmates in Lansing to replace the state's oldest and largest prison there.
The state Department of Corrections wants to have private-prison giant CoreCivic build the prison and lease it to the state for the first 20 years.
A union representing state employees questioned whether the lease-purchase deal would...