March 13, 2010
Enid News and Eagle
The closing of a business and the resulting loss of jobs is never good news, but when it affects more than 300 people, that is serious.
Diamondback Correctional Facility in Watonga will shut its doors within the next 60 days. The private prison’s more than 300 employees will either be out of work or will try to transfer to other Corrections Corporation of
Either way, the closing will be a real blow to Watonga’s economy.
CCA says it is closing the prison because all of the inmates at Diamondback are from
CCA is trying to sell the 2,160-bed facility. We hope they are successful.
Thumbs down to the sad news of the prison’s closing and the resulting loss of revenue for Watonga.