Inmate income over $1 million


If you build it, they will come. That line is from a 1989 Kevin Costner film titled “Field of Dreams.” Costner plays a farmer who builds a baseball diamond in the middle of his corn field to bring in baseball players from long ago. 
When the DeWitt County commissioners’ court began working on a new detention facility in 2005, the plan was to meet our present and future needs along with the possibility of housing inmates from other agencies.
The DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office detention facility is a 161 bed maximum security detention center. In three separate pods, each consisting of six eight-bed dormitory style units and five single-cell beds, one centrally located medical cell, and one additional single-cell located near the booking area.
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