We have recently updated our map to indicate the most up-to-date information on private prisons and detention centers in Texas.
In 2017, three privately-operated prisons were closed with the advocacy of criminal justice leaders: West Texas Intermediate Sanction Facility, Bartlett State Jail, and Bridgeport Pre-Parole Transfer Facility.
We have also updated our list of operating companies:
CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA) bought Avalon Correctional Services.
GEO Group bought Cornell Companies, Inc., Community Education Centers, and LCS Corrections.
LaSalle Southwest Correctional and Management & Training Corporation remain as smaller correctional corporations, while Correct Care Solutions, a GEO Group spinoff, profits from civil commitment treatment facilities.
Our map will continue to be updated as Immigration and Customs Enforcement solicits contracts for more detention beds in Texas, such as the Montgomery ICE Processing Center under construction to be operated by GEO Group.