West Texas Detention Facility

West Texas Detention

The West Texas Detention Facility (WTDF) is located approximately 88 miles east of El Paso, Texas on Interstate 10. The facility opened in 2004 and houses male and female pretrial detainees with a total capacity of 1,053 beds. The facility houses inmates in partnership with the United States Marshal Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Accreditations & Affiliations

American Correctional Association Accreditation, Board of the Hudspeth County Appraisal District, Board of the Sierra Blanca Independent School District.

Inmate Programs

The West Texas Detention Facility will be structuring towards new Program Management needs in providing GED educational classes, work with individual Employability Skills of development, AA Substance Programs, Cage of Rage Programs, Courage to Heal Programs, and Free Legal Advice inmate programs. Other programs provide are various religious community services, and the Christmas Celebration Mass.


Community Involvement

The West Texas Detention Facility contributes to a large variety of organizations within the Hudspeth County community, including the cities of Sierra Blanca, Culberson, Ft. Hancock and Del City. The WTDF also provides support to the local school districts, Volunteer Fire Department, and Community Churches.

The WTDF participates in many local events including the Women’s Professional Hiring Conference, the Fort Bliss Hiring of Veterans, Technical and Trade Schools, career hiring programs, the Breast Cancer Mud Run, Walk for the Cure, Battle of the Law Enforcement Badges, volleyball, basketball and golf tournaments with local Law Enforcement Agencies, Homecoming, the 4th of July Parade events, scholarship programs, playground renovations and many local school programs.

The WTDF services in conjunction with local sponsors for the Sierra Blanca 4H Stock Show and High School Prom Dinner events. The facility also provides special community tours and presentations for at risk students through the local schools systems.