The current Bastrop County jail was constructed in 1990 with renovations and additions occurring in 1993, 1998, 2004, 2005, and 2008. The current design capacity of the facility is 392 beds which consist of 8 separation cells, 23 individual cells, 23 Multi-occupancy cells, and a 48 bed low risk building. In addition, there are 8 beds available in the medical section in the event an inmate needs medical care. The intake or booking area of the jail contains 2 holding cells, 2 detoxification cells, and an isolation cell for violent inmates and inmates that desire to inflict harm upon themselves.
Bastrop County contracts with the US Marshal’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Prisons to house federal inmates. This agreement generates close to $2 million revenue annually. In 2013, the average daily population is 290 with 100 of those being Federal inmates.
The Bastrop County Jail offers religious services, which are non-denominational, to all of the inmates twice a week with multiple services each time. There are also G.E.D. classes, Alcoholics Anonymous classes offered to any inmate that requests such services.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
What is PREA?
The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA, P.L. 108-79) was enacted by Congress to address the problem of sexual abuse of persons in the custody of U.S. correctional agencies. The Act applies to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders and is also relevant to community-based agencies. It addresses both inmate-on-inmate sexual abuse and staff sexual misconduct.
If you would like to learn more about PREA, please visit the PREA Resource Center at www.prearesourcecenter.org.
PREA AUDIT: Auditor's Summary Report Adult Prisons & Jails 2016
Pamphlet for Jail contractors, vendors and volunteers