No one to build it yet- I do wonder at the fact that they can't get any current legislators to show up to this event. Just former ones.
CANON CITY - The Colorado Department of Corrections will break ground Friday for the long-awaited high-security correctional facility planned at the East Canon Prison Complex.
The event is open to everyone and is set for 11 a.m. at the East Canon Prison Complex, U.S. 50 and Evans Boulevard. Former Colorado House Speaker Lola Spradley and former state Sen. Norma Anderson, both Republicans, are scheduled to be guest speakers along with DOC Executive Director Ari Zavaras and other corrections officials.
The new prison, dubbed Colorado State Penitentiary II, will be built just west of Centennial Correctional Facility and will consist of 948 administrative segregation beds, the highest security available in the Colorado prison system.
CSPII was funded in 2003 through certificates of participation, but litigation called into question the suitability of using the certificates. The courts found it was a legal means to fund the project, but because it was slowed three years by the lawsuit, cost to build the prison has gone up to $145 million from an estimated $101 million.