Utah group takes over state prison contracts

By The Associated Press

JACKSON – A Utah-based private prison operator will take over management of three Mississippi correctional institutions beginning in July.
Management & Training Corporation of Centreville, Utah, has signed 10-year operating contracts for the East Mississippi Correctional Facility near the Lost Gap community beginning July 2; Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility in Walnut Grove on July 9; and the Marshall County Correctional Facility in Holly Springs on Aug. 13.
Financial details of the contracts were not made public.
The announcement came Thursday by the company and the Mississippi Department of Corrections.