Jan 10th 2020 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

Travis County has plans to design a $79 million women’s jail and has begun negotiations with a design firm.
Travis County Correctional Complex Travis County designing womens jail

Travis County Correctional Complex facility assessment

Women are currently housed in three separate buildings at a 30-year-old jail in Del Valle. A nine-month study in 2018 showed it to be a challenge for the women to go to programs and get medical treatment while housed in multiple buildings.

The proposed 350-bed jail is part of a $616 million facilities master plan that would add a new downtown central booking facility, a training academy and health care services building, and a male jail facility by 2040.