Limestone County officials selected a new operator, Management and Training Corporation (MTC), to run the Limestone County Detention Center after Community Education Centers (CEC) lost their contract in March.
The Utah-based private prison company, MTC, will run the 1,000-bed facility, mostly to house federal immigrant prisoners.
MTC beat out 3 competitors for the contract, including Detention Management Services, a company seemingly created by Limestone County Detention Center warden and administrator Mike Sutton, who ran the prison for the past 13 years. Sutton told county officials during the bidding process that, as a stopgap measure, he'd be willing to continue to run the prison under that company name.
In the end, however, county officials opted to award the contract to MTC.