Facility Focus: Bartlett State Jail

Byline: By James C. Dillard

News Category: General News

CCA Bartlett State Jail is a proud member of the Bartlett, Texas, community. They're actively involved in their community through various charitable and civic organizations such as the Bartlett State Jail Post Trauma Staff Support Team and Adopt-A-Highway.

Michael Phillips, Bartlett warden, presents a spot bonus to Mike Stirman, an educational counselor at Bartlett.

The facility opened in 1995 and has an inmate capacity of 1,049. Their government partner is the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and State Jail Division. The facility is ACA accredited.

Led by Warden Michael Phillips, the facility is a major employer and strong corporate citizen in the Bartlett community, providing more than 200 jobs, $868,000 in annual utility use and fees and more than $166,000 in local spending for goods and services.

Linda Anderson, Bartlett quality assurance manager, shows off the cake for National Correctional Officers and Employees Week.

Professional chaplains and instructors at Bartlett offer a wide range of program opportunities that aid inmates’ reentry into society. Core offerings include: adult basic education, GED, addictions treatment, faith-based, vocational and life skills programs.

The town of Bartlett straddles Williamson and Bell counties and has about 3,000 residents. It's known for its late nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture and was the site for the filming of movies including The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995), The Newton Boys (1998) and True Grit (2010), as well as the NBC television show Revolution. It was founded in 1881 and established with the railroad and cotton industries. Their motto is "The Best Little Town in Texas."

Editor's note: Thanks to Monica Glaser, Bartlett’s public information officer, for coordinating some of the information and the photos for this article.

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