Thursday, January 8, 2009

No Prison for Rachel

A while back, some Rachel residents and UFO watchers were all worked up about Jim Toreson's proposal to build a private prison near Rachel. "Don't get your knickers in a bunch," we said. "It ain't gonna happen." Torson appeared to have the land and nothing more. Of course, nothing seems to have happened on the project since then.

Here is an example of how a REAL prison developer operates:

Storey County eyed for private prison
(AP via Las Vegas Sun, 1/8)

This company is taking the same sort of approach as Toreson: seeking a local permit first, then seeking a contract. This company, however, has done it before and knows what it is doing. To build a real prison, you need a contract, a labor pool and a decently accessible location, all of which Toreson doesn't have and never will.

1 comment:

  1. I think we are all in a prison just outside Rachel Nevada. If there are bars or not does not really matter. They tell us what to do and we do it.