LCDC Warden predicts higher prison population

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
LaSalle Corrections Warden Richard Alford gave Limestone County commissioners, at their Sept. 26 meeting, a detailed update on LaSalle’s work in restoring the Limestone County Detention Center, which is the county-owned prison, and said he anticipates population numbers to increase and stay at a sustainable figure.
The court has been monitoring the progress of restoring the prison since it was a significant income stream for the county in the past and could become so again if agreements could be inked with other entities to house enough inmates.
LaSalle already runs prisons nearby, such as the Jack Harwell Detention Center, in Waco, so they can move inmates and employees between the two prisons when needed.
Limestone County has already signed inter-local agreements with other counties to hold their overflow inmates, and the county gets paid a certain amount from LaSalle for housing those offenders.

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