Rolling Plains Regional Jail
and Detention Center

The Rolling Plains Regional Jail and Detention Center (RPRJ&DC) is located on the Western Edge of North Texas in the city of Haskell. The facility opened its doors in 2002 and Emerald Correctional Management took over operation of the facility in 2003. The RPRJ&DC houses both male and female populations with a total capacity of 555 beds. The facility currently has contracts with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as Haskell, Throckmorton and Baylor counties.

Rolling Plains is the largest employer in Haskell County with over 124 employees. The staff includes a 24/7 medical staff, programmatic staff, administrative staff, correctional staff and approximately 20 volunteers from the community.



Warden Marcello Villegas joined Emerald Correctional Management in March 2003. As the Warden, Mr. Villegas has the responsibility for the operation, management, security and control of the facility.

Warden Villegas has held several positions within Emerald, including Chief of Security, Captain of Transport, Lieutenant, Sargent and Correctional Officer. He holds many certifications, and has a superior record for exceptional jail inspections.

Accreditations & Affiliations

American Correctional Association, Haskell County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Committee To Help Haskell County, Rotary Club


Community Involvement

Local donations in the form of time and money are provided to a variety of organizations within the community including Wild Horse Prairie Days, Wild Horse Prairie Days Trail Ride and Parade, Lighted Christmas Parade, Youth Baseball, local fire department, the Good Fellows, Haskell Junior Livestock Association and the Noah Project.

The Facility serves as a sponsor for the Farm and Ranch Show and the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Volunteers from the community offer a variety of church services at the Facility.

RPRJ&DC inmates and detainees give back to the community through Road Crew Beautification. Maintenance crews repair game warden’s ATVs and repair and paint city dumpsters. In addition, they participate in crocheting projects and donate Afghans to local nursing homes.