County determined to re-open prison

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners are being urged by the administrator of the now-empty Limestone County Detention Center to re-open it even on a small scale so it may be considered for use by Immigration and Customs Enforcement or other agencies needing beds for inmates.

“I hope you are all aware that Dec. 17 that place is going to be empty,” Mike Sutton told the court at Monday’s meeting. Sutton is currently on the county payroll and oversees the private prison as maintenance work and various repairs are done on it.

“There’s not going to be anybody out there,” he said. “No maintenance, no nothing. They have let our people know that they won’t wait any longer,” he said of Management and Training Corporation, the company with the contract to run the facility.

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