Big Spring Correctional Center1701 Apron Drive
Big Spring , TX 79720
Phone: (432) 264-0060
Fax: (432) 267-6522 Capacity: 3,509
Client: Federal Bureau of Prisons
Accreditations: American Correctional Association (ACA) Joint Commission (also known as JCAHO)
BACKGROUND: Under contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Big Spring Correctional Center provides secure custody for sentenced criminal aliens. The facility also houses inmates who are awaiting the Executive Office of Immigration Review Institution Hearing Process to determine their deportation status.
SCOPE OF WORK: The facility provides a full range of inmate activities including educational and vocational programs, medical and psychological evaluations and treatment, and religious services for various denominations. A full legal library is available, as are leisure libraries. Educational programs and correspondence courses available to inmates include English as a Second Language (ESL), both American and Mexican Adult Basic Education (ABE), and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) programs. Drug and alcohol abuse counseling is provided at each facility. The program is delivered in four phases: aspects of substance abuse, life and living skills, obsessive and compulsive behaviors, and core issues in substance abuse. GEO assumed operations of the Big Spring Correctional Facility during the acquisition of Cornell Companies in August 2010.
FACILITY DESCRIPTION: The facility is comprised of four separate facilities, Interstate, Airpark, Flightline, and Cedar Hill, on more than 40 acres encompassing 373,827 sq. ft.
ACCREDITATION: The facility received accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA) in 2009. The facility is also accredited by The Joint Commission (also known as JCAHO), receiving accreditation in 2002, 2005 2009, and 2011.