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Littlefield considers bid to house sex offenders in vacant prison

LITTLEFIELD, TX (KCBD) - City leaders in Littlefield are considering a new use for the Bill Clayton Detention Center.

City Manager Mike Arismendez said that the city was contacted by a California company working to secure a bid to house sex offenders in Texas and the company wants to use the Littlefield prison.

Last month, Arismendez began speaking with authorities about possibly housing illegal immigrants at the vacant prison and Arismendez said that the new bid doesn't mean that talks to house immigrants are over.

But, he said only one group will be housed at the prison.

"I'm kind of pushing all these balls up the hill and whichever ball gets to the top is the one we're probably looking at," Arismendez said.

Right now, a decision has not been made.

We will continue to update you as we learn more.

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