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Rio Grande Detention Center

1001 San Rio Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78046
Phone: (956) 718-4700
Fax: (956) 791-1231
Capacity: 1,900
Client: Office of Federal Detention Trustee—US Marshals Service
Accreditations: American Correctional Association (ACA)

BACKGROUND: On April 23, 2007, the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT) awarded a contract to The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) for the design, construction, and operation of a Detention Facility to house US Marshals Service detainees in Laredo, Texas. The construction of the facility began in June of 2007 and was completed in September of 2008.

SCOPE OF WORK: GEO provides the Southern District of Texas US Marshals Service with a secured facility to hold pre-trial detainees for the Laredo Federal Courts. GEO is the operator and owner of the facility and it provides all services to the client. Services include administration, fiscal management, personnel and training, recreation, security, safety and control, classification, food service, commissary, libraries, and medical services.

FACILITY DESCRIPTION: Approximately 293,500 sq. ft., the facility is situated along the Rio Grande River in Laredo, Texas. This secure facility is equipped with two twelve foot perimeter razor fences with a microwave electronic detection system and a CCTV security system. The facility is a campus design with dormitory housing buildings arranged around the central recreation yard. The first inmates were received at the facility in October 2008.

ACCREDITATION: The facility received initial accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA) in 2010 and 2013, both with a score of 100%. The facility was also accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) in 2010 and re-accreditation in 2014.

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