LaSalle County Regional
Detention Center

Lasalle County

The LaSalle County Regional Detention Center (LCRDC) is located in Encinal, Texas. The facility opened in 2004 and houses male and female pretrial detainees with a total capacity of 566 beds. The facility houses inmates in partnership with the United States Marshal Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Warden Juan Saucedo has been an employee of Emerald Correctional Management since 2004 and became Warden of the LaSalle County Regional Detention Center in 2007. Warden Saucedo has more than 25 years of experience in the law enforcement and corrections industry, holding many leadership positions including Lieutenant and County Deputy for the Dilley Police Department, Sergeant for the Benton County Sheriff’s Department in Arkansas, and more recently was promoted from Chief of Security and Assistant Warden to Senior Warden. Warden Saucedo has earned a Jailer’s License and a Peace Officer’s License, he is a Certified Fire Arms instructor, Chemical Agents instructor, and has completed the Police Training Course for Arkansas and has many certifications in various supervisory training programs.

Accreditations & Affiliations

American Correctional Association

Community Involvement

Local donations in the form of time and money annually are provided to local youth programs such as baseball, football, soccer, basketball and after school tutoring.

The LCRDC created Emerald’s Helping Hands Committee to assist employees, employee family members and the surrounding community in times of need. In partnership with the community, fundraisers are coordinated for families who have incurred a tragedy or loss; and as a result of school funding, staff have gathered, prepared and distributed Christmas gifts to the Encinal Elementary School.

Financial contributions to the Cotulla Independent School District provide assistance with the purchase books and school supplies in addition to the annual $10,000 scholarship donation.

LCRDC staff disassembles and refurbishes used computers with relevant computer equipment for donation to surrounding schools and libraries.

Outreach programs include LCRDC staff visiting local schools to promote fire safety during Fire Prevention Week as well as assisting surrounding Boys and Girls Clubs with volunteers during Crime Prevention Week.