Prison Farm proposal protested by Putnam

Proposed Hastings Prison Farm

Putnam County officials don’t think St. Johns County is treating them fairly by proposing to put a prison work farm in Hastings, and they’ve sent a letter of protest to the St. Johns County Commission.

“We’ve picked up what information we have from the media,” Putnam County Administrator Rick Leary said Wednesday. “Certainly the commission is concerned and not supportive of that facility being located in the targeted area.”

The location is on the western edge of Hastings and only about two miles from the St. Johns Putnam County line. Leary said the commission had “indicated some information briefing (by St. Johns) would be appropriate” in a letter sent Feb. 29 by Putnam Commission Chairman Hermon L. Somers Jr. to St. Johns County Commission Chairman Tom Manuel.

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