LCDC: progress slow but positive

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Progress on getting the Limestone County Detention Center, which is the county-owned prison, running with high numbers again continues to move slowly, though in the right direction.
Warden Richard Alford, with LaSalle Corrections, the company that runs the prison for the county, reported to county commissioners at their Nov. 28 meeting on the number of inmates he has and how many he expects to have soon. He also spoke on improvements that have been made recently and requests for prison beds.
Currently the prison has 197 inmates, Alford said, and is populated primarily with offenders being held for Johnson and Eckerd counties. He also has a few from Galveston County, but said that county is no longer seeking the LCDC’s assistance.
Alford said he was scheduled to receive 20 more inmates that day, which would put the inmate count at 217.

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