Val Verde County Detention-GEO

Private Facility

Last Updated: March 04, 2024
253 FM 2523 Hamilton Rd, Del Rio, TX 78840
Val Verde

VVCDF is for Private Facility offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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Located in Del Rio, TX, VVCDF operates as a private contractor with various government agency agreements providing state-minimum custody requirements. Programs are offered to all custody levels, including work release residents focused on reentry success. With a strong emphasis on rehabilitation, VVCDF provides comprehensive educational and vocational opportunities. Onsite amenities include dietary, health, fitness, educational, religious, and recreational services. Regular inspections ensure compliance with government standards, ensuring the facility's continued operation.

In 1998, The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) was commissioned to develop, construct, finance, and oversee a new correctional facility known as the Val Verde Correctional Facility (VVCF). Operating on behalf of the U.S. Marshals Service, the facility accommodates a maximum of 1407 male and female offenders. Services provided, including medical care, food service, laundry, and living conditions, adhere to both Texas state standards and federal guidelines.

In July 2007, the Idaho Department of Corrections transferred approximately 60 prisoners to Val Verde, relocating them from another GEO Group facility in Texas due to allegations of maltreatment. The following month, two inmates at Val Verde died from dehydration, with two others hospitalized due to an unknown illness. These incidents prompted scrutiny and concern, leading to the return of the Idaho prisoners to their home state by July 2009.

In May 2008, former guard Emmanuel Cassio pleaded guilty to federal civil rights charges stemming from a 2006 incident in which he assaulted an inmate and obstructed the subsequent investigation. Another guard at Val Verde was caught attempting to smuggle contraband, including love letters and alcohol, into the facility in 2007, resulting in her sentencing to serve time in the same facility where she had worked.

Further controversy arose in 2015 when the former laundry supervisor at Val Verde faced federal indictment for the sexual abuse of a ward, potentially facing a 15-year prison sentence. These incidents highlight ongoing challenges and issues within the management and operation of the Val Verde Correctional Facility.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours for VVCDF are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 830-778-0096, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Del Rio. Please note that visitors will undergo a thorough search before entering the premises, and personal belongings, including cell phones, are strictly prohibited. Individuals under probation, parole, or community corrections supervision must obtain approval from their supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting, although such visits are not typically approved.

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