"We owe it to the taxpayers of Arkansas to do the job most expedient at the less cost," Wallace says. "If an out of state can do it for $28 per day and we do it for over $60, we should explore that."
"We'll look at it, but I'm leery," Hutchinson says. "First of all it's our responsibility as a state to protect our citizens. I think if we need to build a prison, we need to build a prison. Putting our inmates in the hands of another state and subjecting ourselves to their budget decisions and their local politics, I think is dangerous."