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Cleveland Correctional Center

901 East 5th Street PO Box 1678
Cleveland, TX 77327
Phone: (281) 592-9559
Fax: (281) 592-9552
Capacity: 520
Client: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Accreditations: American Correctional Association (ACA) Southern Association of Colleges (SACS) National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC) University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)

BACKGROUND: In the fall of 1998, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) was given 90 days notice that the operator of the Cleveland Correctional Center would not be renewing its contract. TDCJ immediately released a Request for Proposal (RFP) soliciting management and operational services to commence January 1, 1999. The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) responded with a competitive proposal, winning the contract, and assumed full responsibility for the daily operations and management of the center within 30 days of contract signing. GEO effected an efficient and smooth transition from the existing operator to full operation under GEO direction in less than a month. To facilitate events, GEO placed a transition team in Cleveland within days of the contract signing.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Cleveland Correctional Center accepts minimum security adult male offenders from TDCJ who are within three years of parole. GEO provides a comprehensive array of programs and services that include but are not limited to: academic education programs, vocational training, facility work assignments, cognitive and life skills/pre-release training, substance abuse programs, counseling services, transportation, and religious programs. GEO also provides a library, a commissary, and television and radio availability.

FACILITY DESCRIPTION: The Cleveland Correctional Center was an existing facility when GEO took over operational responsibility. The center is 124,087 sq. ft., all-cellblock construction housed in a single two-story building built in 1989. There are two outside recreation areas with basketball hoops located on opposite sides of the gym. One has track, baseball, handball, volleyball weights and horseshoes. Programming space includes five classrooms, two vocational rooms, and a greenhouse.

ACCREDITATION: The facility was accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA) in January 2001. The facility was re-accredited in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014. Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges (SACS) was awarded in December 2002.

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