IDOC signs agreement for use of Texas prison

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BOISE, Idaho, June 25, 2018 -- The Idaho Department of Correction has leased a 670-bed prison in southwestern Texas to ease crowding in Idaho’s prisons and jails. 

The Eagle Pass Detention Center is a medium-security correctional facility in Eagle Pass about 2 ½ hours from San Antonio.

The GEO Group, Inc. operates the facility.

Under the terms of IDOC’s two-year agreement with GEO, IDOC will have exclusive use of the facility. 

IDOC has been temporarily housing 306 inmates at the Karnes County Correctional Center in Karnes City, Texas.

In the weeks to come, those inmates will transfer to the Eagle Pass Detention Center, which is better suited for longer periods of incarceration.

Story published: 06/25/2018
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