Leonard tables "faith-based" prison discussion

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

FANNIN COUNTY, TX -- Leonard city officials have tabled discussion of a "faith-based" correctional institution for now.

There were nearly 400 signatures on a petition, about 300 from Leonard residents, opposing the 500-bed, 330-inmate facility. The proposal came from a non-profit called "Corrections Concepts Incorporated."

The Tuesday agenda called for city leaders to meet with CCI officials to discuss the issue. Mayor Bill Yoss says the council decided to table that issue until they can do more research on the issue.

Residents filled the meeting space in Leonard Tuesday night. Yoss says as of now, the item is scheduled to be on the February agenda.

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