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Contraband indictments at Mineral Wells

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The Mineral Wells Pre-Parole Transfer Facility, a Corrections Corporation of America-run jail that will be closed by the end of next month, is the site of a new contraband scandal.  

The Weatherford Democrat reports eighteen indictments for bringing in or possessing contraband items like cell phones and tobacco were handed down on July 25th by a Parker County grand jury.  It's not the first time these kinds of charges have come from Mineral Wells, but it may well be the last.

Along with the Dawson State Jail, the Mineral Wells facility was targeted for closure during the most recent Texas legislative session.  Dawson and Mineral Wells are two of five contracts that CCA lost nationally in June.

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