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PRIVATE PRISONS ARE AT RISK

Bent County is at Risk

Colorado Prison Utilization Study

IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETING - RESCHEDULED 
Your chance to be heard!

Crowley County: November 30, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m.
Bent County: December 1, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m.

ZOOM Webinar - Virtual Interactive Meeting

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Colorado Prison Utilization Study - Public Hearing 

Note: livestream videos are delayed by several seconds

PHONE - Listen and make comments: 
1-346-248-7799 
meeting ID: 949 6591 0073 # 
Participant ID: press # if you do not have one

password: 499142 
request to speak *9 then WHEN CALLED UPON press *6 to unmute

If you are unable to attend in person please comment to:
https://rpiconsulting.checkbox.com/PrisonStudyPublicComment

Bent County’s Private Prison is integral to the sustainability of our Community.  Your Commissioners support keeping the private prison open and are holding this meeting to ensure Denver hears from you.  All local input will be delivered to Colorado Legislators.

Impacts of closing or selling the Bent County Correctional Facility: 

  • Loss of Jobs – Approx. 220 employees, with $13.2 million annual payroll (BCCF is the County's largest employer)
  • Over a $1.1 million loss of Property Tax to County, Fire, Ambulance, Schools, Water Districts, Cemetery, & Library. Districts would need to seek increases from the taxpayers to sustain services
  • Decimation of residential property values
  • Student counts, impacting school funding
  • Increased Utility rates (due to loss of largest utility consumer)
  • Loss of over $510,000 annually in additional fees
  • Negative impact to social determinants of health and health equity
  • Loss of sales tax revenue throughout the county
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