Taft Correctional Institution

Taft Correctional Institution
Location 1500 Cadet Road
Taft, California
Status open
Security class low and minimum
Capacity 2187
Opened 1997
Managed by Management and Training Corporation

Taft Correctional Institution is a private prison located in Taft, Kern County, California, owned and operated by the Management and Training Corporation under contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. [1]

The facility opened in 1997 as the first private prison contract of the FBOP; the facility was operated by GEO Group. [2] It houses male detaines at low and medium security levels.

In August 2016, Justice Department officials announced that the FBOP would be phasing out its use of contracted facilities, on the grounds that private prisons provided less safe and less effective services with no substantial cost savings. The agency expects to allow current contracts on its thirteen remaining private facilities to expire.[3]

Notable inmates


  1. "Taft Correctional Institution". Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. "Historic Milestones". GEO Group. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  3. Zapotosky, Matt (18 Aug 2016). "Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons". Washington Post. Retrieved 19 August 2016.

Coordinates: 35°06′35″N 119°23′08″W / 35.109776°N 119.385469°W / 35.109776; -119.385469

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