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Val Verde Jail—Still Bad or Even Worse?

Oct 7th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

Check out the excellent blog called Texas Prison Bidness… http://www.texasprisonbidness.org/
with its new interactive map which has color-coded pins to show exactly which county jails and prisons and immigration prisons are run by private prison companies like CCA and Geo, Inc.

Click on a pin and you get the basic info, for example, clicking on Del Rio tells you that it is home to:
Val Verde Correctional Facility and County Jail
Capacity: 1344
Operating company: GEO Group
Contracting Agencies:
Val Verde County
U.S. Marshals Service
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Location / Contact
253 FM 2523 Hamilton Lane
Del Rio, TX, 78840
Phone: (830) 778-0096

Of course, this map doesn’t reveal the conditions in these facilities. For example, Val Verde has become known for its bad treatment of inmates, especially in terms of medical care for those who are sick. Even one of their guards called Texas Jail Project to express concern about various abuses.
And despite previous lawsuits, they seemed not to have changed their ways.

Please, if you have an inmate in there who reports real problems, report that to the Commission on Jail Standards!

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