by Associated Press (February 9th, 2010 @ 12:16pm)
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - A Nashville-based private prison operator is scuttling plans for one prison site in Prescott Valley.
A spokeswoman for Corrections Corporation of America said the company is no longer considering land off Fain Road for a proposed private prison because of opposition from the Town Council.
CCA spokeswoman Louise Grant said Tuesday the company remains interested in Prescott Valley and believes there is a very strong group of individuals who are supportive.
CCA reportedly notified the Prescott Valley Economic Development Foundation this past week that it was abandoning consideration of the site near an industrial park.
Grant declined Tuesday to disclose whether her company is considering other sites in Yavapai County.