LCDC prepping for possible federal contract

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

The business of the Limestone County Detention Center, the empty, county-owned private prison, was discussed at last Monday’s commissioners court meeting, including prospects for its getting inmates again.

“We are in the running on CAR-XV,” County Judge Daniel Burkeen said. “We have some other irons in the fire that we’re working on, (and) will be working on this month.”

CAR-XV is a 10-year contract with the federal Bureau of Prisons that the LCDC and other facilities are vying to win.
Burkeen said MTC, the company contracted to run the LCDC, is coming Sept. 18 to discuss CAR-XV and other things. Then, on Sept. 26, the BOP is going to walk through the LCDC to consider it for the CAR-XV contract.