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Gainesville on hook for paying off jail purchase
No penalty in lease for CCA terminating
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Gainesville must continue paying for a bond used to buy the old Hall County jail on Main Street, but the income it expected to receive from the tenant of the facility will dry up in 2015. And the 14-year lease agreement between the city and the Corrections Corp. of America shows there is no penalty to the CCA for pulling out of the facility early. The private prison has operated at the 622 Main St. building since 2009, originally through an agreement with Hall County and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.