Community Groups Push Back Against Plans For New Women’s Jail East Of Austin

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

A coalition of grassroots groups and community leaders gathered before a planned vote by Travis County commissioners to secure design services for a new $ 80 million women’s prison. The Women’s Prison is a proposed project under the 2016 Travis County Master Plan, a 20-year blueprint to modernize Travis County’s prison facilities, including a new central accounting facility in downtown Austin. Overall, the first phase of the plan has an estimated price of $ 240.5 million.

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