A private prison is on the auction block in Littlefield, but you'll have to supply your own prisoners. The city of Littlefield owes about $10 million on a privately operated prison financed with public money. But the city will take $5 million if someone will take the prison off its hands at auction. The debt is crushing the city and killed its credit rating. A prison video touting the auction calls the prison a "turnkey" facility. The private operator had a contract to house prisoners from Idaho at the Bill Clayton Detention Center, but the company, GEO Group, pulled out following a lawsuit over a prisoner's suicide and a damning report by Idaho inspectors. Take a look at the NPR report on the prison. Another blog compiled info about GEO Group's donations to Texas politicians.