The Brocton-Portland Development Association is making plans to request a second prison, Attorney Charles Loveland has said.
Approximately 1,800 people attended a job fair held at the Brocton High School last weekend. Organizers ran out of materials about the job opportunities at the Lakeview facility. People are interested in working for the state because of the salaries, benefits and job security, Loveland explained.
The state needs more prison facilities, and an area on Swede Road near the Lakeview Correctional Facility now under construction could be used, he said.
The village's water system could be used and the wastewater treatment plant have the the capacity for another facility.
The community would need to contact state legislators and the Department of Correctional Services for the second facility. That effort is expected to begin immediately.
Also, a decision will be made in June whether the Lakeview facility will be used for shock treatment of first-time drug offenders or as a medium-security prison, as first proposed.