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Williamson County leaders backed off plans Tuesday to sever ties early with the owner of a much-criticized immigrant detention center in Taylor.
Instead, county commissioners voted unanimously to continue their contract with Corrections Corp. of America, which operates the T. Don Hutto Residential Center. Earlier this month, commissioners took steps to end the contract with CCA by October 2008. While the facility has been controversial, commissioners said they were worried about the county’s potential liability stemming from its relationship with the center.
CCA subsequently offered free legal protection and $250,000 for the county should it ever face litigation. Commissioners said Tuesday that CCA’s offer assuaged their fears.
A unanimous vote. That means CCA met the price of all the court members to continue to allow locking up mothers and children in Williamson County.