View Full Version : Meth prisons likely to be built in Boulder, Lewistown

California Sunshine
04-03-2006, 09:19 AM
HELENA - Methamphetamine treatment prisons will likely be built in Boulder and Lewistown within the next year, after a Department of Corrections selection committee wrapped up its final review of the proposals Thursday.

The six-person committee gave its highest scores to a 40-bed women's meth prison in Boulder proposed by Boyd Andrew Community Services of Helena, and an 80-bed men's facility in Lewistown offered by Community, Counseling and Correctional Services Inc. of Butte. A final recommendation will be sent to corrections Director Bill Slaughter, who is expected to make a decision next Tuesday.

"We're cautiously optimistic we will receive at least some piece of this," said Mike Thatcher, chief executive officer of CCCS. "We're excited."
The Boyd Andrew proposal scored the highest out of four submitted bids, beating out proposals for a 40-bed women's facility in Billings and a combined 120-bed prison for men and women in Lewistown also submitted by CCCS.