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Private Prisons Map Update

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:

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.

New Texas Prison Bid'ness map launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new interactive map of Texas' private prisons.  Texas is home to more than 70 for-profit private prisons, jails, and detention centers, and Texas Prison Bid'ness covers the details of this sordid industry.

The new map gives readers a chance to see which private prison corporations operate the most prisons in Texas. The map also includes contact information for each facility, and the "facility pages" and "company pages" will track all our upcoming posts related to scandals and news involving specific private prison companies and their facilities.

The map was developed by Chadwick Wood at and has many additional features for people researching the private prison industry in Texas.  Take a minute to navigate the map, and feel free to send us suggestions and comments.

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