By Roxanne McKnight
Limestone County commissioners may have found a use for the Limestone County Detention Center, the county-owned private prison. The court will consider approving contracts at its meeting this Monday, April 11, for using the prison for training purposes.
Also at the meeting, commissioners will make decisions about the May 7 and May 24 elections, consider raises for jail employees, buy new law enforcement vehicles with insurance money, proclaim a week to honor Sheriff’s Office dispatchers, present certificates to the descendants of early Limestone County settlers; and possibly change the days they meet from Mondays to Tuesdays.
Little information was available at press time about the contracts to use the LCDC, but the court has struggled since June 2013, when it last had inmates, to find a new source of inmates for the facility.