El Valle Detention Center – Raymondville, TX

About the Project

In 2015, a riot occurred at the Willacy County Correctional Center and was closed shortly after due to the amount of damage caused by the riot. In April 2017, Management & Training Corporation engaged Butler-Cohen to demolish the Sprung structures and complete Phase 1 repairs to the 1,000-bed hard structure. Demolition began in April 2017. The renovation includes administrative areas, medical facilities, and housing areas, as well as upgrades to all of the security for the facility. The facility has been renamed the El Valle Detention Center.

Phase 2 has commenced and will be completed in October 2018.

  • Completed: 2018
  • Square feet: 208,000