DALLAS — While other Arizona cities compete for a $100 million private prison on behalf of the Arizona Department of Corrections, Goodyear has threatened to sue the state if it decides to build another lockup in its backyard.

Under a resolution approved by the City Council on Monday, Goodyear officials are authorized to file suit if the state chooses to add a prison to the existing site known as Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville. The state Legislature chose that site for the prison in 1980, despite Goodyear's opposition.

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