State prison system embarks on latest land sale

Published 4:49 pm Wednesday, January 28, 2009

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Corrections has put its latest portions of land up for sale in an ongoing effort to raise money to fund repairs.

Gov. Bob Riley and Corrections Commissioner Richard Allen announced plans to sell more than 5,000 acres of unproductive properties across the state in 2007.

The system put more than 400 acres from the Limestone Correctional Facility on the market Wednesday.

The largest section is 185 acres with a minimum bid of nearly $5.1 million. The second parcel has 122 acres with a minimum bid of $3.3 million and the third has 120 acres for the same price.

Corrections has sold more than 3,800 acres at the Farquhar State Cattle Ranch and its old Montgomery headquarters so far.

The deadline for the Limestone land bids is Feb. 24.