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Corrections Bureau

The Corrections Bureau is made up of two separate correctional sites designed for a combined housing capacity of 2,908 inmates. The central location in downtown Austin, TX includes the Travis County Jail and the Central Booking Facility. Central Booking processed approximately 26,000 individuals into the system in 2022, servicing over 30 law enforcement agencies.

The Travis County Correctional Complex is a campus-style facility comprised of multiple inmate housing and support buildings on approximately 130 acres of land in Del Valle, TX. Our average daily inmate population last year was 2,147, with the majority of them awaiting trial.

These are some of the sections under this bureau:

  • Classifications
  • Housing
  • Inmate Property & Records
  • Intake & Booking
  • Hospital & Visitation
  • Life Safety 
  • Maintenance & Engineering
  • Marketable Skills & Sheriff’s Weekend Alternative Program (SWAP)
  • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
  • Special Operations (K-9, Corrections Tactical Unit & Security Threat Unit)
  • Standards & Compliance
  • Support Services (Commissary, Food Service, Laundry & Warehouse) 

TCSO corrections officers in building 12 pod

We provide for the safety of staff, inmates, and the community by the secure detention of those incarcerated while promoting re-entry efforts.

Our desire to operate at the top of both industry and personal standards is motivated by our understanding that the positive impacts we make in the lives of inmates are paramount to their success upon reentry into the community.


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