Commissioners to hear report on private prison

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners plan to confer in executive session at Monday’s commissioners court meeting regarding the Limestone County Detention Center. The county-owned private prison has been empty since early this past summer, and the county has pinned at least some of its hopes on winning a large, long-term contract with the federal government called CAR-XV.

The winner was to be announced by the end of this year, but though Limestone County is on the relatively short list of those being considered, there has been no indication it has won.

The executive session is scheduled for the end of the meeting, and when the commissioners return to open session, the agenda indicates two LCDC-related items: a report from either the legal advisor or the county judge relating to the operation of the prison, and discussing and possibly taking action related to contracts for the operation of the prison.

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