BILLINGS – The executive director of the troubled Two Rivers Detention Center in Hardin says an agreement is in the works with a Burbank, Calif., production company that is interested in filming a TV show in the facility.
Jeff McDowell told KTVQ-TV in Billings the company is interested in renting the jail for a couple of months. But he adds that the deal has not been completed.
The $27 million jail, which was completed in 2007 and promoted as a means of jump-starting rural Hardin’s struggling economy, has had a string of setbacks. The most high-profile one was in 2009, when the city signed a preliminary agreement to lease the jail for 10 years to a California company, American Police Force. That deal fell apart after the company’s lead figure, Michael Hilton, was revealed to be a convicted con artist.
Jail leaders have struggled to find tenants since the facility was built.
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