Bartlett State Jail

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Bartlett State Jail
Location1018 Arnold Drive
Bartlett, Texas
Statusmedium and minimum
Capacity1049
Opened1995
Closed2017
Managed byCorrections Corporation of America

The Bartlett State Jail was a privately operated minimum- and medium-security prison for men located in Bartlett, Williamson County, Texas.[1] The facility was operated by Corrections Corporation of America under contract with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and housed state inmates.[2]

CCA ran the facility from 1995 to 2017. It had an official capacity of 1049 inmates.

A sexual assault lawsuit filed against CCA for a "hazing" incident in October 2013 alleged, among other things, that the facility was deliberately understaffed to cut costs.[3]

The facility was closed in 2017 due to declining inmate populations in the state of Texas.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ the town of Bartlett stands in both Bell and Williamson counties
  2. ^ "Bartlett State Jail". Corrections Corporation of America. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. ^ Parker, Kolten (5 September 2014). "Lawsuit: Texas prison OKs odd sex assault". MySanAntonio.com. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  4. ^ Rogers, Chris (6 July 2017). "Local city faces financial crisis after jail closes". kcentv.com. Retrieved 2 April 2019.

Coordinates: 30°47′40″N 97°26′34″W / 30.794493°N 97.442870°W / 30.794493; -97.442870