Limestone Correctional Facility

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Limestone Correctional Facility
Limestone Correctional Facility, Harvest, Alabama.jpg
Location 28779 Nick Davis Road
Harvest, Alabama
Capacity 2086
Opened October 1984
Managed by Alabama Department of Corrections

Limestone Correctional Facility is an Alabama Department of Corrections state prison for men located in Harvest, Limestone County, Alabama.[1] Opened in October 1984 and with a capacity of 2086 prisoners, Limestone is the largest prison in the Alabama state system.

Limestone and the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women were the two Alabama state prisons in which HIV positive inmates were segregated, a practice that Alabama and South Carolina claimed stopped the spread of the virus and lowered overall medical costs.[2][3] On December 21, 2012, U.S. District Court Justice Myron Herbert Thompson found that the segregation violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.[4]

The prison operates a farming and cattle operation on its surrounding 1600 acres of land.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alabama Department of Corrections". doc.state.al.us. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  2. ^ "The New York Times". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  3. ^ Benjamin Fleury-Steiner with Carla Crowder: Dying inside. The HIV/AIDS ward at Limestone prison. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2008. ISBN 9780472114290
  4. ^ "Judge Orders Alabama to Stop Segregation of HIV Prisoners in Alabama | American Civil Liberties Union". aclu.org. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 

Coordinates: 34°48′44″N 86°48′16″W / 34.81222°N 86.80453°W / 34.81222; -86.80453