Martial Law Is Their Business – and Business Sure Is Swell

If you build it, they will come. That would appear to be the business plan of an enigmatic California company called American Police Force (APF), which appears to be effectively taking over the town of Hardin, Montana.

The “it” in question is a large jail facility outside Hardin, Montana, that was built several years ago but thus far remains unused. “They” refers to prisoners to fill said jail – a 114,000 square foot, 464-bed facility. APF has yet to become firmly established in Hardin (pop. 3,400), but the company’s representatives are confident “the place [meaning the jail] would start filling up by 2010.”