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Mapping of Texas Private Prisons

April 18, 2010

Got this from a friend that does Inside Books Project in Austin. Its for those of you that like maps and hate prisons.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new interactive map of Texas’ private prisons. Texas is home to more than 70 for-profit private prisons, jails, and detention centers, and Texas Prison Bid’ness covers the details of this sordid industry.
The new map gives readers a chance to see which private prison corporations operate the most prisons in Texas. The map also includes contact information for each facility, and the “facility pages” and “company pages” will track all our upcoming posts related to scandals and news involving specific private prison companies and their facilities.


The map was developed by Chadwick Wood at and has many additional features for people researching the private prison industry in Texas.

About Texas Prison Bid’ness:

Launched in March 2007, Texas Prison Bid’ness is posting information about the growing prison-for-profit industry in Texas. Since the first prison-for-profit in the world opened in Texas in 1984, Texas has become home to scores of prisons of all shapes and sizes that are run for the profit of corporations. We’ll be sharing information about the true costs of private prisons to individuals, families and communities in Texas and across the country.


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