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Inmates transferred from tornado-damaged prison in Limestone County

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Dozens of Alabama prison inmates have been transferred, after a tornado damaged a Limestone County prison.
The Alabama Department of Corrections announced Friday the transfer of 200 inmates from the tornado damaged Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest.

A tornado hit the prison on Friday, March 2, 2012, at approximately 9:30 a.m. CT.

The Limestone facility suffered significant damage to the roofing on Cell Blocks C and D, a canteen, a training facility, the K-9 kennel, and other areas of the prison including perimeter fencing.

There were no significant injuries to inmates or staff.

On Tuesday, March 6, 100 inmates were transferred to the Bullock County Correctional Facility

On Wednesday, March 7, and Thursday, March 8, a total of 100 inmates were transferred to the Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility in Columbiana.

Limestone Correctional Facility is currently housing 2,199 inmates.

Damage assessments are ongoing at Limestone.

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