Governor Bentley to visit a school and a prison in north Alabama Monday

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley will begin his week at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest.

He has a visit scheduled for 11am Monday. He’s expected to continue promoting his prison reform plan during his visit.

A release from the governor’s office says:

The current population at Limestone is 2,169, which is 133% of design capacity. The facility is overcrowded and outdated, requiring vital renovations.

Bentley’s plan calls for closing most of the state’s prisons, then replacing them with fewer, much larger prisons. Bentley has not said if Limestone Correctional Facility would be closed under the plan.

Bentley will then go to the Madison City Schools First Class Pre-K Center at 12:30pm on Monday.

A release from the governor’s office focuses on Alabama’s Pre-K program, calling it “the nation’s best high quality program.”