Littlefield prison goes up for auction this week - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Littlefield prison goes up for auction this week

LITTLEFIELD, TX (KCBD) -

The Bill Clayton Detention Center in Littlefield goes on the auction block this week.  Bids start at $5 million. 

The City of Littlefield used an $11 million dollar bond to build the prison.  And the city still owes millions on it.  At one point the medium security facility held prisoners from Idaho, but that contract expired.  The city has been unable to find another state in need of prison space.  So, now the city-owned prison sits empty. 

The auction is set for this Thursday.

Copyright 2011 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

    Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:55:20 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:05 AM EDT2017-09-20 13:05:53 GMT

    Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

    Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

  • A last, last chance: Republicans strain for Obamacare repeal

    A last, last chance: Republicans strain for Obamacare repeal

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:24 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:24:59 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:00 AM EDT2017-09-20 13:00:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol H...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol H...

    In a sign he remained short of votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused on Tuesday to commit to bringing the legislation up for a vote.

    In a sign he remained short of votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused on Tuesday to commit to bringing the legislation up for a vote.

  • Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

    Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:12:30 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:00 AM EDT2017-09-20 13:00:10 GMT

    Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico.

    Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico.

Powered by Frankly